Eve’s last solo album, EVE-Olution, came out ten years ago and since then there’s been a severe drought in the female rap arena. Her fourth album, Liplock, has been in the making ever since but it hasn’t come without frustration.
“I need another word for frustration,” she tells Time.com in a recent interview. “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.