Tomorrow Tuesday (May 14), Ruff Ryder’s former first lady, Eve is set to drop her new album, Lip Lock. The project serves as Eve’s first official LP since 2002′s Eve-Olution. During Eve’s 11-year hiatus from music, she appeared in movies including Barbershop, TV show Glee and her own sitcom Eve. The multi-platinum recording artist also launched her Fetish clothing line. Speaking of clothing, in her photo shoot for the publication, Eve posed in a Jumpsuits, dresses, a bustier, shorts and a blouse from fashion brands including Mara Hoffman, Issa, DKNY, Just Cavalli, and Diane Von Furstenberg. She also wore heels by Christian Dior, Tibi, Giuseppe Zanotti and Nicholas Kirkwood. This Philly bred recently sat down with New York Post’s editor Michael Angelo Matos for an exclusive interview.
The album features productions by Swizz Beatz and Pharrell Williams with guests appearances from Snogg Dogg, Elliott, Sean Paul and Miss Kitty. “I wanted to work with people that I actually enjoy listening to,” she says. “And I wanted the people on this album to want to be there — not that it was a label calling in a favor. It felt right. It felt organic. Everything, every producer that’s on it, every side artist that’s on it, it all came together so easily. There wasn’t any frustration.”
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Eve on scouring the Internet for fashion trends and emerging talents:
“I’ve gotten introduced to designers on blogs or Instagram,” she says. “If I see something I love, I will follow the trail. I find a lot of fashion on Pinterest. I wish you could see my page right now. For me, it’s an inspiration. I usually pull stuff, like ‘I want to look this rock-chic-sexy. This is the look I aspire to.’ ”