"Never Gone" touches on Eve's absence from rap in only the most distant way possible, mainly stringing together platitudes about not giving up, believing in yourself, etc. The rhymes could be from Eve's last album — or anyone's album, really. It's a missed opportunity. What could've been a moment of honest confession and raw emotion (aided by a dope performance from Chrisette Michele) instead comes off as another cheesy cliché.
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