Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 22 November 2014

Eve: I dream of singing with Hill

Eve is a big fan of Lauryn Hill, and would love to work with her
Eve is a big fan of Lauryn Hill, and would love to work with her

Eve has revealed she would love to duet with Lauryn Hill.

The Grammy-winning rapper said working with the former Fugees frontwoman, who was recently sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay her taxes, would be a dream come true. Lauryn has signed a deal with Sony to release a new studio album, her first in 15 years.

"My dream collaboration of all time is Lauryn Hill. I've been saying that for years and I just retweeted something from her Tumblr. She has this Sony deal now and she'll be coming back out, so maybe there's hope," she said.

Eve - who has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott and Gwen Stefani amongst others - praised Lauryn for not being conventional or someone who conforms.

"From the Fugees into The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill and I also have her unplugged albums, I think she is just, first, an amazing artist, but that she's also very brave in the sense that she is not industry," said the 34-year-old.

"She doesn't really care - she's an artist. I appreciate the fact she doesn't feel the need to conform. It speaks a lot to me and how I feel about my new journey. She's amazing."

Eve, whose fourth album Lip Lock is out now, is also keen on working with some British music-makers now that she has moved to the UK.

"There's a lot of great music here. Tinie Tempah is amazing, Emeli Sande is amazing," she said.

"Even the underground scene here - you have so many great music movements whether it's dubstep or Afrobeat. We don't have those kind of bubbling situations happening, and I love that."

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