Fans of Philly rapper Eve were treated to quite the rare performance over the weekend when the former Ruff Ryder performed on stage with DMX at the annual Rock The Bells festival in San Bernardino, California. Prior to performing with DMX, Eve revealed that despite dealing with a few label problems her next studio album, Lip Lock, will in fact be released sometime next year via Sony Red.

In an interview with, Eve also revealed that she plans on dropping a single from Lip Lock before the year is up.

“Yes so I left EMI, it was gonna be through EMI, now my deal’s through Sony Red. Still independent and the album will be out next year,” Eve revealed. “It’s still called Lip Lock and ya’ll will hear a single before the end of the year. So finally, shit.”

Eve was quick to express her excitement in regards to performing on stage with DMX who she says she hasn’t performed with in nearly a decade.

“First of all I’m just happy to see him,” the rapper explained. “That’s my dog and we haven’t been on stage since like 2001, 2002 maybe. That’s gonna be exciting. I think we’re both gonna be like, ‘Aww you so dope.’ So it’ll be fun.”

Once Lip Lock is released next year it will serve as Eve’s fourth studio album.

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