Eve has ended speculation that she is going to quit her recording career by resparking discussions of her forthcoming release. The rapper-turned-actress, who has yet to release an album since her 2002 offering Eve-Olution, stated via her Twitter page that she was ‘not letting this year pass wit out an ALBUM!’ She also described herself as a ‘free agent’ following her departure from Interscope. Ruff Ryders artist Drag-On had also confirmed recently that his former labelmate was currently working on the project, which Eve suggests will now be called Lip Lock and will contain ‘Tamborine’ and ‘Give It To You’ as bonus tracks.
Ruff Ryders CEO Waah Dean discussed Eve’s label situation in a recent interview, stating, ‘Eve is pretty much in the process of being released from the Interscope deal right now.’ He then contined, ‘We’re in negotiations of helping her get in control of her situation, we’re supporting her’. Dean then described Interscope as a ‘great label’ and highlighted their part alongside Universal and Def Jam in the success of his own Ruff Ryders venture. He then explained that Interscope ‘didn’t do what they was supposed to do on some level but she’s getting released and we’re gonna be here to support her in whatever direction she want to go.’
The exact release date for Lip Lock, which was originally due to be released in 2007 as Here I Am, remains unconfirmed at this point. The project is expected to drop later in 2010.