Eve Prepares For Studio Return, New Ruff Ryders LP

Although Eve still has three weeks left in the Ruff Ryders/Cash Money tour, she is already making plans for a return to the studio in order to cut tracks for a pair of new albums, including a second volume in the Ruff Ryders' "Ryde Or Die" compilation.

Eve first showcased her skills on "What Ya Want," a song from "Ryde Or Die Vol. 1" that also featured vocals from Dru Hill's Nokio, as well as other cuts from DMX, Jay-Z, The Lox, Swizz Beatz, and Drag-On.

After the Ruff Ryders/Cash Money tour concludes on April 17 in Phoenix, Eve plans to record an as-yet-untitled new track for "Ryde Or Die Vol. 2," and recently talked with the MTV Radio Network about returning to the studio.

"I think it will be better than the first one actually," Eve said of "Ryde Or Die Vol. 2," "because everybody has grown. And I know for myself, I've definitely grown from my first album ... I can't wait.

I'm fiending to get back in the studio. I cannot wait." [RealAudio]

While in the studio, Eve also plans to begin laying down material for her second album, the follow-up to her multi-platinum debut, "Eve: The First Lady Of Ruff Ryders," which she hopes to have out later this year.

Meanwhile, the female Ruff Ryder will also release "Maniac" as her third single in the next few weeks.

The Cash Money/Ruff Ryders tour, featuring Eve, Juvenile, and DMX, among others, will play the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday and the Arena in New Orleans on Friday.

For much more on Eve, don't forget to check out the MTV News Online feature:"Eve: Platium Process"