Eve‘s recent freestyles have been a mixed bunch. I was impressed by her take on Brandy and Chris Brown’s “Put Me Down“, but pretty indifferent about her “remixed” version of Mobb Deep‘s stone-cold classic “Quiet Storm“.
For the latest instalment in her #EVEstylin’ Tuesdays series, the queen of Ruff Ryders hops on Rihanna‘s Unapologetic single “Diamonds” and makes a rather brief contribution to the current queen of pop’s mid-tempo ballad. Eve opens the track with a slowly-rapped verse about finding love, but doesn’t add much worth remembering, stepping away after about a minute to let Rihanna take it away with her vocals. Stargate and Benny Blanco‘s mid-tempo beat has the potential to accommodate rap, as Yeezy showed. Could she not have dropped another verse for us?
Listen for yourself below: