After her performance at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Eve sat down with Essence.Com and talked about love and her future in Hip Hop. The “Gangsta Lovin’” rapper revealed, her new album “Lip Lock” is coming in the fall; her dream collaboration is with fellow rapper Lauryn Hill; she’s in love with boyfriend and race car driver Maximillion Cooper; and much more…
Check the interview below:
ESSENCE.COM: Inquiring minds want to know: when’s the new album coming out?
EVE: The album is coming out this year, for sure. It took a long time just because I wanted to make sure that it was perfect and right. I’m really happy with it. In fact, I’m more than happy with it – I love it!
ESSENCE.COM: Can we expect any surprises on Lip Lock?
EVE: You definitely will hear me evolve, and you will hear my growth. But, at the same time, I really wanted to bridge my core audience with where I am now. I didn’t want anybody to feel like they were left out. And, I think I did that.
ESSENCE.COM: Musically speaking, what haven’t you done yet that you’re looking to do in the future?
EVE: My dream collaboration is with Lauryn Hill. Is that ever gonna happen? Who knows! But there’s still a lot I feel like musically I could do.
ESSENCE.COM: What are you listening to right now?
EVE: I listen to every thing, all kinds of stuff. I’ve been obsessed with the Nas and Damian Marley record, Distant Relatives. I feel like a lot of people haven’t heard it, and it’s amazing.
ESSENCE.COM: Are you still happily in love?
EVE: I am, thankfully!
ESSENCE.COM: Will we hear wedding bells soon?
EVE: He better! (Big laughs.) Seriously! Ha! But, right now, we’re really, really happy.
Sounds like Eve is truly enjoying her life. It’s a good thing she moved on from her philandering ex-boyfriend Stevie J. Don’t you think?