Lip Lock

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  • Summary: The hip hop artist's first studio release since 2002's Eve-Olution includes guest appearances from Missy Elliott, Juicy J, Chrisette Michele, Pusha T, Dawn Richard, and Gabe Saporta from Cobra Starship.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
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  1. Jun 18, 2013
    70
    Not every track on Lip Lock is a home run, but she bats for the cycle here and only strikes out a few times.
  2. May 17, 2013
    70
    The crossover “Make It Out This Town” is too obvious a stab at pop psychology and chart topping but that’s a rare misfire. The set is filled with quotable lines and tough but inviting beats.
  3. May 17, 2013
    70
    Lip Lock may not be the best rap album of 2013, but it's interesting, and it's honest. After 11 years, that's a respectable way to ride out.
  4. May 24, 2013
    70
    Lip Lock is exactly the kind of pop album that rappers set on crossover success should be making.
  5. May 31, 2013
    60
    Several guests appear on the album, but they don’t make much of an impression since it’s hard to match Eve’s energy.
  6. May 17, 2013
    50
    The heart of the issue with Lip Lock is that Eve hasn’t restored the command she once had, which subsequently allows these new sounds to lead her down a road of uncertainty.
  7. The Source
    Jul 2, 2013
    40
    Unfortunately, the concept-less and energy-deficient album leaves no room for anyone to make any lasting impression on the listener. [Jul 2013, p.89]

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  1. Aug 11, 2013
    7
    Not every song is a hit, but the songs that are are home runs. Eve is one of the best female rappers and "Lip Lock" showcases it. One of theNot every song is a hit, but the songs that are are home runs. Eve is one of the best female rappers and "Lip Lock" showcases it. One of the best in 2013. Expand