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1. “Tamborine”

Produced by Swizz Beatz

This is a good lead single to reintroduce Eve to the hip-hop world after such a long layoff. Swizz provides an energetic beat that’s sure to get the party started. Lyrically, however, Eve is a little rusty with nonsensical lines such as, “Doin’ it big like I live in the Taj Mahal/Talk shit and I don’t get in the blazey blah/That’s why they lovin’ ahhh.”

2. “Cash Flow” Featuring T.I.

Produced by Swizz Beatz

Eve and T.I. trade verses over a dope horn arrangement by Swizz Beatz. While the beat sounds like it was custom made for T.I., Eve spits some dope, braggadocio verses. This track was actually leaked last year, but Eve is keeping it on the album.

3. “Get That Money”

Produced by Swizz Beatz

This is the best song out the six previewed. Over a choppy drum arrangement by Swizz and a lush piano loop, Eve reminisces about her family life growing up. The first verse is about her month, second about her grandmother and third about her personal struggles. It’s an honest, introspective effort that shows Eve hasn’t lost touch with her roots.

4. “Get It In” Featuring Sean Paul

Produced by Swizz Beatz

This is the second single and it’s what you would expect out of an Eve and Sean Paul collaboration. Swizz provides a decent Caribbean influenced beat with a beautiful Spanish guitar. Eve still sounds young and hungry. Her flow is sharp. But the song is still rather predictable and cliché.

5. “Turn Me On” Featuring Sizzla

Produced by Swizz Beatz

According to Eve, this is one of the three reggaes songs on the album. Unfortunately, the first lady of the Ruff Ryders sounds a little too much like Foxy Brown on this song. It’s a decent effort.

6. “All Night Long”

Produced by Pharrell

This song finds Pharrell doing his best Timbaland impersonation with an annoying Middle Eastern beat. Eve actually sings throughout the song, but it’s obvious she’s out of her comfort zone. Her subdued vocals lack the necessary range and emotion. The beat doesn’t help either as Pharrell’s heavy kick, snares and bass drown Eve’s vocals out.

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