I’m going to dedicate this post to Homorazzi cast member Nic, who just informed us last night that he’s leaving Vancouver and moving to Toronto for the beginning of April. Exploring new opportunities and a new city, I guess you can say he’s gonna “Make It Out This Town,” as is the title and hook of Eve’s new song.
The inspirational/motivational uplifting type song features the vocals of Gabe Saporta, the lead singer of Cobra Starship. In the hook/chorus, Saports sings, “When I close my eyes / I can see me fly in the hope / High above the clouds / Swear I won’t look back / If I get chance / I will come back around / If I make it out this time, yeah I gotta make it out this time, yeah…”
Listen to the song below and let me know what you think of the new track. It’s catchy and based on the message of the song, I can see it being played on radio.
Can you believe it’s been six years since “Tambourine“? Where does the time go? Back in 2007, Eve was at the top of her game. Since then upstarts like Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks have taken her spot on the charts and street cred respectively. After taking time to star in television and movie projects, the 34-year-old rapper is back to focus on her recording career.
“She Bad Bad” first debuted a couple of months ago. The track is from her forthcoming album tentatively titled, Lip Lock, which will be her first full-length studio album since Eve-Olution in 2002. At long last, we finally have the visual for the track. Eve is glamorous in sepia tones in the TAJ-directed clip.
“Eve called me and said she wanted to create something that shouted personality and showcased her fashion sensibilities. Something with flare that wasn’t over glossy. I wanted to feel like every setup had the potential to be a master performance and that we were reminded how much we love and missed Eve!” – TAJ
While “She Bad Bad” isn’t “Great Great,” it’s not a bad comeback. It’s harder than “Tambourine” and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind“. Definitely going back to her Ruff Ryder roots. Check out her recently-released music video below.
It looks like Eve decided to ‘get low, get low and pick up, pick up’ her career again after what feels like an almost decade hiatus. (PS, that was a Tambourine reference just in case you missed it.) This morning, Eve dropped a brand spankin’ new track titled She Bad Bad which will serve as a lead-off for her album, Lip Lock.
This new disc started production back in 2011 and after some troubles with Interscope Records it seemed as though the project had been temporarily been put on hold. After a few name changes and production additions, it looks like we can expect more Eve in 2013. The album features production collaborations from the likes of Timbaland, The Neptunes, Adam Levine, Dr. Dre, MSTRKRFT, Shakira, Lady Gaga, Swizz Beatz, Scott Storch, Chiddy Bang, Flo Rida, & Alicia Keys.
Throwback tracks from the past few years including Tambourine and Give It To You will be featured on the disc as bonus tracks. To be completely honest, I’m not feeling the chanty beat and sound of her new track. She’s spitting lyrics about being back in the game but truthfully, it’s not a very strong track for the ultimate comeback. Can we expect better on the forthcoming album? Give a listen to She Bad Bad below.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Billboard’s summer hits compilation of the 1990s. Today, I thought reminiscing about the songs that had us grooving during the summer months after the turn of the century would be fun. I love summer and I love Top 10 lists. Consider me happy.
The thing that surprised me the most about the Top 10 lists is how drastically the music landscape has changed in the past few years. Now it’s all about electro-pop dance tracks dominating radio and the charts, while R&B barely has a presence anymore. Urban music took pole position in the majority of the years from 2000-2010. Find out below which tracks had you bumpin‘ and grindin‘ at the clubs and accompanied you on those road trips during the summers of the 2000s.