In an exclusive interview with the Ruff Ryder's first lady Eve, TheWomenOfHipHop.com talked with the veteran emcee about her future in music and her thoughts on the industry's newest female rappers.
Eve on her forthcoming album Lip Lock:
“I’m gonna throw out a viral single at the end of this month before the official single... I’m probably gonna throw out a couple records before the radio single, but I think my whole goal for this record, since it’s been so long, I wanted to make sure that my core audience didn’t feel like Eve completely forgot about us and went over to another side... I feel like this record is well rounded. It has enough of the hard street stuff, it has some radio stuff, but it also has some stuff that people can listen to when they’re feeling down.”Her thoughts on Iggy Azalea & Azealia Banks:
“I like Azealia Banks. I think her style is dope. If you listen to her lyrics, she knows how to wordplay and I think that’s cute. I’m not really into the Iggy Azalea chick. I can’t really fuck with her music, but her look is crazy. I just can’t believe it.”Which five female emcees would she collaborate with on a track?
I would definitely have to get Missy [Elliott]. I would definitely have to do Kim ’cause I never got to do a record with Kim. Azealia Banks, I like her. A lot of people want me to hate on Nicki and say crazy things about her. I ain’t got nothing to say about her. Until somebody names me by name, then I don’t feel like nobody [is talking] about me. I wouldn’t have a problem putting her on a record.”On Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj's ongoing beef:
“It’s not about publicity. It’s about wanting that respect. I think maybe that’s where Kim is coming from, like, you’re doing your thing right now and no one can take that away from you, Nicki—we all see it—but at the end of the day, if it wasn’t for Kim, she wouldn’t be here and that shit is real.”Hit the jump to listen to Eve's full interview with The Women of Hip Hop!