Sean Healy Presents: Eve

“I feel rejuvenated, like a brand new artist.”

A surprising admission from Eve, the Grammy-award musician who’s already racked up an impressive hit list (“Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” “Gangsta Lovin’”, “Who’s that Girl,” Satisfaction,” “Tambourine,” etc.) and three multi-million selling albums (Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady, Scorpion and Eve-Olution), while also earning critical raves (“a new standard in hip-hop,” said Entertainment Weekly).

But Lip Lock, the Philly native’s fourth album, marks the singer’s confident return to music under her own label, and some new songs in tow.

“I reconfigured my life,” says the singer. “And I took time to record, and just feeling right artistically. The good thing is, right now, I feel it.”

Having moved to London, Eve’s headlining return to the music world comes with new sounds and collaborators, while still maintaining the edge of her first three records. As Eve says, “I call the new record Lip Lock because it’s about locking the game back down.” Consider it locked.

You can trace Lip Lock’s musical themes all the way back to Let There Be Eve: this is still the work of a strong artist and a fierce rapper not afraid to make a few musical left turns. The percussive fury of “All Night” is tempered by the cool synths of “Keep Me From You,” f/ Dawn Richard. There’s some powerful boasting (“Mama in the Kitchen” f/ Snoop Dogg) mixed with perfect pop hooks (“Make It Out This Town” f/ Gabe Saporta). Also featured on the album are Pusha T, Juicy J and Chrisette Michele.

The most interesting track may very well be “Make It Out This Town,” a collaboration with Cobra Starship front-man Gabe Saporta and produced by Claude Kelly. “It’s got a really, really big hook,” said Eve. “Working with other musicians can be exciting as it gives the songs a different energy.”

And most of all, the singer hopes to use the lessons she learned early on to conquer the music world once again.

Toni Monroe

In an industry saturated with booty shaking females and dudes oozing with street credibility, they say only the realest remain. Enter TONI MONROE, Cali-bred MC from Van Nuys, CA. Armed with the swag of a hustler, the flow of a veteran and the style to make even the most skeptical take a second look. With her underground notoriety on lock, she is definitely turning heads for all the right reasons. She is currently working on the release of her latest project "BIG GIRL COOKIES". This mixtape will appeal to both the mainstream hip-hop heads and underground fans alike. Toni Monroe is a respected member of the female MC community and rap game in general and represents for ALL the ladies, both large and small! Rocking shows like Powerhouse for L.A's #1 Hip Hop nation Power 106, opening up for artists such as E-40, Lil Kim, Mobb Deep, Nelly, Ja Rule & Ashanti, Ice Cube, Mack 10 WC, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Quik, Knockturnal, Shade Sheist, Fat Joe, Rah Digga, G-Dep, Chino XL and Bishop Lamont. As well as tearing down stages at legendary venues such as The House of Blues, The Viper Room, Key Club, 14 Below, Knitting Factory, Copacabana, The Terrace, BB Kings, The Airliner and Dragonfly, to just name a few. Toni Monroe demands respect with her raw gritty style and is about to show the industry what time it is. They say it's a man's world, but it's definitely under Toni Monroe's supervision...

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Sean Healy Presents: Eve with Toni Monroe

Thursday, September 5 · 8:00 PM at The Roxy Theatre