Eve Eager To Re-Announce Herself

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Eve’s return to music has been years in the making. The veteran Philadelphia femcee spoke at-length with SOHH about her upcoming project, Lip Lock and how surprisingly easy it was for her to land guest stars on the album despite her having been away so long.

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Eve Talks Stripper Life & How Mase Saved Her

Posted: Thursday – June 17, 2010

Female raptress Eve tells about her encounter with former Bad Boy rapper Mase who encouraged her to stop stripping and start rapping.

According to Mahogany Cafe, Eve stopped attending class and barely graduated high school. Once her mother remarried, she moved to New York and started working as a dancer in a Bronx strip club where she initially met Mase. He encouraged her to stop dancing and start rapping on a professional level.

Eve spoke to VH1 on an episode of Behind The Music about her chat with Mase in the 90’s. “He came into the club and looked at me and literally was like, ‘What’s your name?’ And I gave him every stripper name under the sun! I was like, ‘I’m Ginger, I’m Sassy!’ He was like, ‘Why don’t you go get dressed, let’s go just talk.’ And we did, we talked throughout the night. He was like, ‘You’re really talented. What are you doing? You know you’re not supposed to be here. You know it.’ It was a confirmation for me that all these thoughts, all this sadness. All these times that I wake up in the morning, I’m like, ‘Why do I feel like this?’ And I know I’m not supposed to be there. It just woke me up,” Eve states, realizing that she might have never explored her lyrical talents any further if it weren’t for former Bad Boy recording artist.

Eventfully, Eve was able to attain a meeting which turned into an audition with Dr. Dre and she signed a one-year deal with Dre’s new label Aftermath. With limited publicity and guidance, Eve’s one year contract had ended before she knew it and along with the new label she was lost. Unfortunately she didn’t have the opportunity to began crafting an album, but she was able to link up with DMX which was a great foot forward for her new career as Ruff Ryder’s first lady, and Eve recorded her first album, Ryde or Die, Vol. 1, via Interscope Records.

Although Eve just completed her third album with Interscope, they have decided to end their relationship with her — she was recently dropped from the label.

In a recent interview with VIBE, she explains what happened and how she was dropped. “Interscope was stupid because they didn’t drop me at first, they just shelfed me, and dropped the ball. After Tambourine, they straight up were like, ‘Umm, yeah, nah, we’re not putting out the record.’ After that I was like, ‘Y’all gotta let me go. I’ve been here 11 years and you’re fronting on me?’ It got to that point… They promised me the machine. The machine is basically the roll out. It’s ‘Yo, when ‘Flirt’ comes out, we’ll give you this, we’ll give you that. And that’s what made me mad. It’d be different if we didn’t have a meeting where people promised me sh*t. If they were just like, ‘Oh we’re going to put the album out and see what happens,’ that would be one thing… But they were like, ‘No, we’re making sure this happens, it’s coming out on this date.’ It was concrete. But it’s all good, everything happens how it’s supposed to, when it’s supposed to.”

Eve’s album, Here I Am, which featured the hit single Tambourine, was scheduled to come out in 2007, but was shelved by her then-label home Interscope. The album will reportedly feature a song with Akon and she has added Kelly Rowland to her wish list of people to work with on the project.

Bun B Injured At Gumball 3000

Posted: Monday – May 10, 2010

Southern rap legend Bun B was injured at the Gumball 3000 rally this past week in Sweden. The star reportedly suffered a nasty fall and sprained his arm ligaments and split his knee open. He refused to go to the hospital for treatment so that he could travel back to the United States to continue the rally.

“We were all going on stage and it got kind of crowded,” said Bun in a statement explaining the incident. “Someone fell onto me and I ended up falling off the stage and I split my knee open and sprained my ligaments in my right arm.”

“The problem was the injury happened at 4:30am and we had to get on the bus at 8am to catch the plane to America,” he added.

“If I had gone to the hospital I would have missed the flight so someone gave me some extra strength Excedrin (painkiller). This is the 4th day since the injury and I still haven’t gone to a doctor. I can’t afford to miss the Gumball.”

The eight-day event started on May 1st in London and contenders travelled throughout Europe before ending in New York. Other celebrities including rapper Eve, actor Idris Elba, and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, also participated in the rally.

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