Faith Evans Unveils Cover For Biggie Duets Album “The King & I”

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As the music world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s passing, Faith Evans reveals the cover for her anticipated duets album, The King & I.

As you can see, the cover finds the singer dressed in all black andposing next to an image of her late husband on a brick wall behind her. Above it is the title, which is made to look like it was spray painted onto the wall.

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Pre-order 'The King & I' now! LINK IN BIO! Available May 19th! The album’s 25 tracks feature newly recorded vocals by Faith Evans melded with vocals by Biggie Smalls, some well-known but also a selection of rare and unheard rhymes from the B.I.G. vault. THE KING & I also includes an impressive list of guest appearances by rap royalty including Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Snoop Dogg. Evans has also brought on some of the most acclaimed producers in hip-hop, many of which produced some of B.I.G.’s most famous tracks, including DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Salaam Remi, Stevie J, and Chucky Thompson. TRACK LISTING 1 “A Billion” 2 “Legacy” 3 “Beautiful” (Interlude) 4 “Can’t Get Enough” 5 “Don’t Test Me” 6 “Big/Faye” (Interlude) – featuring Jamal Woolard 7 “Tryna Get By” 8 “The Reason” 9 “I Don’t Want It” – featuring Lil’ Cease 10 “I Got Married” (Interlude) – featuring Mama Wallace 11 “Wife Commandments” 12 “We Just Clicked” (Interlude) – featuring Mama Wallace 13 “A Little Romance” 14 “The Baddest” (Interlude) 15 “Fool For You” 16 “Crazy” (Interlude) – featuring 112 & Mama Wallace 17 “Got Me Twisted” 18 “When We Party” – featuring Snoop Dogg 19 “Somebody Knows” – featuring Busta Rhymes 20 “Take Me There” – featuring Sheek Louch & Styles P 21 “One In The Same” 22 “I Wish” (Interlude) – featuring Kevin McCall & Chyna Tahjere 23 “Lovin You For Life” – featuring Lil’ Kim 24 “NYC” – featuring Jadakiss 25 “It Was Worth It”

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As previously announced, the album will feature new Faith vocals alongside “a selection of rare and unheard rhymes from the B.I.G. vault.”

So far, two singles from the project has been released: “NYC” featuring Jadakiss and “When We Party” with Snoop Dogg. Additionally, the album will feature a highly-anticipated collaboration between Faith, Big, and Lil’ Kim, as well as interludes by Christopher Wallace’s mother, Voletta.

“I remember telling Ms. Wallace years ago that one day it would be really dope if I could do something similar to Natalie & Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable,” said Evans. “Knowing the love that B.I.G. had for Tyanna & Ceejay, I feel it’s my duty to uphold & extend his legacy, especially his musical contributions. This project is my creative reflection of the love we had & the bond we will always have. I’m elated to share this musical journey with our fans!”

The King & I is due out May 19.