Eve is one of the women in hip hop who always remained true to herself and having her own unique style, so hearing this coming from her honestly can only be respected.
Days ago, we reported on Eve and her husband Maxamillion Cooper’s big announcement about expecting their first little bundle of joy together, and as she basks in her new phase in life, Eve has also been busy with a press tour. Eve and her ‘Queens’ costars have been jumping from one outlet to the next, and she squeezed in some time for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. “I am beyond happy. I need a new word for happiness,” she said before Noah eased into Queens and its nostalgic setting in music.
“Well, 90s Hip Hop, I’m sorry, Hip Hop is great all the way all the time, but 90s Hip Hop, 2000s Hip Hop, there was a movement at that time,” she began. “There was a pureness, there was a uniqueness. I think there was so many crews and so much, I don’t know, the energy at that time was great. And that, for me with this show, if we can capture that, people who know about that time will love this show. Also, it’s not just the music, it’s the women.”
Eve stressed the importance of women in the industry forming a “sisterhood” instead of being individualistic and needing to be “the only one” making moves. Noah asked her about what she envies and doesn’t like about the current state of Hip Hop. Eve revealed that the best part of the genre right now is that artists “don’t need a label, don’t need a cosigner” to become successful. “I love that.”
“What I don’t [like] is there’s a lot of clones. I feel like back in the day, uniqueness was celebrated. I think now there’s a lot of the sameness and that to me, I’m just like, meh. It makes it boring a lot of the time—for me. Not everyone! ‘Cause there are some dope artists out that I actually really do love, but, yeah.”
Her comments were received with mixed reactions, so check out Eve on The Daily Show and let us know if you agree or disagree. Who are some “clones” that you think Eve could be referring to?
— urbannews___ (@urbannews___) October 20, 2021