Not too long ago Eve released  another album after taking an extended absence from hip-hop.

Her last album, Eve-Olution debuted in 2002 and peaked at number six on the billboard 200 album chart, thanks to some help from the likes of Alicia Keys.

For a while there, it appeared as though the fiery rapstress and Grammy-award winner had put more stock into her acting career, which included a starring role in her own television sitcom, “Eve,”as well as a recurring role in the wildly successful Barber Shop movies, among other films. But when the stage comes calling, real performers always answer.

Now more than a decade later, the woman once known as the “First Lady” of the Ruff Ryders hip-hop crew led by rapper DMX is back with her fourth album, Lip Lock, released last week (May 14) on her own record label, From The Rib.For access to the entire interview, visit

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