Faith Evans is dropping the New Album duet just two days before the rappers 45th Birthday!
Faith Evans has definitely never let go of the music. The popular R&B singer plans to make a grand return to the music scene with the release of a duet album that features her husband, the late Notorious BIG. Other artist such as Lil’ Kim, Snoop Dogg and Just Blaze among artists set to feature on record whose release will mark the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death.
According to the Guardian,
The anticipated duet album between Faith Evans and the late Notorious BIG is to be released this spring! ‘The King and I’ has been described as collection of songs that tell the story of one of the most legendary love stories in hip-hop history!
Featuring newly recorded vocals from the Grammy award-winning Evans, and both familiar and unheard rhymes from the rapper – whose real name is Christopher Wallace – the album also includes cameos from some of the biggest names in rap, such as Lil’ Kim, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Sheek Louch, Styles P and Snoop Dogg. Producers DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Salaam Remi, Stevie J and Chucky Thompson are also on board.
Evans and Wallace married nine days after meeting at a photo shoot in 1994. March 2017 will mark 20 years since the rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His murder remains unsolved.
Other familiar names on the tracklist is Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother, as well as guest stars 112, Kevin McCall, Chyna Tahjere, and Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, who played the rapper in the 2009 biopic Notorious.
“I remember telling Voletta years ago that one day it would be really dope if I could do something similar to Natalie and Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable,” says Evans. “Knowing the love that BIG had for Tyanna and Ceejay, I feel it’s my duty to uphold and extend his legacy, especially his musical contributions. This project is my creative reflection of the love we had and the bond we will always have. I’m elated to share this musical journey with our fans!”
The album is due for release on May 19, which is just two days before what would have been the rappers 45th birthday (May 21). The album’s first two singles are NYC, “Evans’ love letter to New York” featuring Jadakiss, and When We Party, “a west coast party anthem” featuring Snoop Dogg.
What a way to return to the music scene Faith Evans! This album is going to sell out!