ALBUM REVIEW: Eve, ‘Lip Lock’

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Eve's first record in 11 years — a lifetime in the pop world — is a fierce step to reclaim her place in hip-hop and school those who think Nicki Minaj invented style, swag, and tricky rhymes. A number of tracks, including “Grind or Die” and the self-affirming “Eve,” with reggae’s Miss Kitty, evoke her Ruff Ryder attitude and showcase much improved skills. On “Mama in the Kitchen,” “the lioness killing competition” raps “You might be in the building/ but I built this (expletive) / you just a visitor.”

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