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Eve Hopes To Release 'Lip Lock' In The Fall

A decade can be an eternity in pop music, and eons when it comes to hip hop. But Eve, who released a trio a smash albums–”99″s Let There Be Eve…, “01″s Scorpion and 02″s Eve-Olution–is gearing up for a musical comeback. Read more after the jump.

“I wanted to really take what people loved of me and fell in love with in the beginning, with the Ruff Ryders and all of them, and combine it with where I am now,” she told Time about her upcoming album Lip Lock, which she says is finished and hopes to release in the fall.

“As far as

my ear with music now, because I traveled so much, I think musically my ear has grown. And then lyrically obviously I think I’ve grown. Hopefully people will feel that. Hopefully my core audience won’t feel like I’ve left them behind. That was a big deal for me, to make them feel like they’re involved in my growth,” she said.

As for why putting out Lip Lock has been such a long process, the rapper she said she has been dealing with push backs its release. “I need another word for frustration,” she said of the long wait. “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.”

She also blames years of label drama–she switched lawyers, labels and management for the lack of new music.  ”…Now I feel like the dust has finally settled and the team that I have now is the right team. Sometimes that’s all it takes, for the stars to be aligned and the dust to settle. And I think we’re there now.”

Eve will be taking part of the Ruff Ryders reunion at Rock The Bells this year.

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