Legendary rapper Eve is back with a new dancehall tinged track about female empowerment and staying clear of a dude that has mistreated her. The Philly native and Ruff Ryders first lady is spitting bars of strength on “Reload,” which features reggae artist Konshens.
“I love reggae so much. I’ve been going to Jamaica since 1999 and anyone that knows me knows that you’ll find me in a corner with my reggae on, dancing,” Eve stated of the collaboration in a press release. “We wrote the line before [Konshens] was involved [‘fucking up my conscience/listening to Konshens’] – I’m just glad he was feeling it!”
It’s been nearly six years since Eve has released any new music. For the most part, she’s been living in the U.K with her husband, Maximillion Cooper. Yet amid her seemingly lavish life style across the pond, she’s revealed her past struggles with addiction and mental health while hosting an episode The Talk, while the ladies were discussing an episode of Jada Pinkett’s Smith, Red Table Talk, in which Willow revealed she cut herself upon landing major success in music.
“I was out of a toxic relationship, I didn’t have a TV show, I didn’t have a record deal. I was just kinda like, what is happening with my life,” Eve said. “So I started drinking, a lot. I started drinking, and drinking, and drinking because I didn’t want to deal with my emotions. I didn’t have anybody to really talk to. I was even popping Xanax and drinking to numb my pain.”
Now, those days are apparently over, and we’re glad to see the rapper hit the studio. Listen to “Reload” below.