There’s no lack of stinging, multi-genre star power on Scorpion, Eve’s second album, which includes guest spots by DMX, No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani and R&B singer Teena Marie, among others.
The album, the follow-up to 1999’s Let There Be Eve … Ruff Ryders’ First Lady, is due March 6.
Those trading raps with Eve include DMX (“Scream Double R”), Da Brat (“Gangsta Bitches”) and the LOX (“Thug in the Street”).
Stefani guests on “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”, Marie on “Life Is So Hard” and Stephen Marley on “No, No, No.” The 16-cut collection features production from Dr. Dre, Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease, Stevie J. and others.
The album was pushed back from its initial, December 5 release date, to allow Eve to add a song, an Interscope spokesperson said.
The video for “Who’s That Girl?,” the first single, features Eve splitting screen time with a cartoon version of herself.
Eve was originally signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, but she relocated to the Ruff Ryders label after Dre delayed the release of her work and she impressed members of the Ruff Ryders collective with her freestyle prowess. With her first album, the Philadelphian became the first female to have her debut album enter the Billboard 200 albums chart at #1. Since then, she has appeared on both Ruff Ryders compilations, as well as on albums from Snoop Dogg and Rah Digga.
For a full-length interview with Eve about her new album, check out the feature “Eve: Scorpion With Sting” .