Eve Laments Current State of Hip-Hop, Dishes on Delayed Album

October 22, 2007 12:53 PM ET

Where'd the female MCs go? Rapper-actress Eve ponders that question, offers up a stinging indictment of today's hip-hop scene ("It's not smart"), chats about a potential Ruff Ryders reunion and dishes on her upcoming album — the one that was just pushed back to 2008 and may no longer be called Here I Am when she's finally done with it — sharing stories about writing breakup anthems with Pharrell, singing on a track called "All Night Long," and recalling the first time she hit the studio with Dr. Dre, who she's collaborating with once again. Watch Eve recall her one and only major meltdown (the one that made her pull off of tour):

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