For the second single off her new solo album, “Hot Coko,” former SWV singer Cheryl “Coko” Gamble has opted to use a track called “Triflin’” which features one of hip-hop’s hottest female stars, Eve of the Ruff Ryders.While working on her solo record, Coko said that she heard Eve on one of the rapper’s early guest appearances and was so impressed, she decided then and there that Eve had to work with her on “Hot Coko.” “I heard [Eve] on the Blackstreet song ['Girlfriend/Boyfriend' with Janet Jackson],” Coko told the MTV Radio Network, “and I was like, ‘Who is this girl?’ And I just liked her tone, I liked her style, and she didn’t sound like anybody else out there to me.” “I was like, ‘I want her, we have to get her,’” she added, “and I have [my record label] chasing all around town trying to find her, and then she came down and she wrote her rap. It was quick and she did a good job. I was happy.” “Triflin,’” follows “Sunshine,” which was the first single off
of “Hot Coko.” The album also features contributions from R&B vocalist Tyrese and producer Rodney Jerkins.
– John Gill