I know – hearing anything about Eve and music makes you both happy and tired. Happy because we need at least one other good, popular female rapper out (Nicki is still somewhat of a rapper). But tired because we are tired of hearing about the coulda, shoulda, wouldas of new music from her.
But as Eve told Time.com, we should blame Interscope Records, her former label, for all the delays:
“Oh my god. I need another word for frustration. I’ve completely gone past frustration 100 times. It’s like with anything that you create—you just want to put out. Because it’s been so long for me, music has changed so much. It’s beyond frustration. I just really can’t wait till this record is out.”
Her split from Interscope in 2010 not only signified a change in label, but also a change in lawyers, management and everything else. Eve says the delays were never on her end and that she’s been finished with the album , Lip Lock, since the beginning of the year. But now, Eve says the stars are aligned and she’s ready to go! She’s actually scheduled to perform at Essence Music Festival this weekend and is promising to give the crowd a taste of her new music.
That’s great to hear and see that Eve is ready to get back to work in the music industry but is it too little too late? Fans can be so fickle so even though the delays may not have been her fault, we all become “over” artists when they don’t seem to care as much about their craft anymore. When we heard Eve on the remix of Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad,” we just knew that she was back to stay – the voice even sounded like it did when she was actively part of Ruff Ryders. But then…nothing.
Eve is hopeful that Lip Lock will be released in the fall. Will you support it? Do you lose interest in an artist if you don’t hear music from them in a while or does it make you more excited for upcoming projects?