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17 Years After Biggie’s Death, Faith Will Release Album of Duets with Late Husband

faith-evans-biggie-smallsAlmost two decades after the famed rapper’s passing, Faith Evans is making a duets album with her former husband, Notorious BIG.

Using music by the Brooklyn rapper and modeled on Nat “King” Cole and Natalie Cole’s version of “Unforgettable,” the LP record will be a tribute to Evans’ late husband.

“It’s gonna be really, really dope,” Evans told HipHollywood. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for many, many years … [and] I finally got all my ducks in a row to try and make it happen.”

Evans assured fans that they didn’t need to worry that this album would be full of things they had already listened to.

“It’s definitely unheard music,” she said. “Unheard music in the presentation of it, that’s what I will say.” Evans plans to call the album “The King & I.” While Evans has a lot on her plate, currently promoting her newest album “Incomparable,” her duet album with Biggie is set to fully release sometime in the next year.

This album comes almost a decade after the release of Notorious BIG’s last post-death album, “Duets: The Final Chapter,” which consisted of various collaborations. “Duets” featured Evans on two songs, alongside collaborations between Biggie and performers like Missy Elliott, Eminem, Jay Z and Korn.

Born Christopher Wallace, Biggie released his debut album “Ready to Die” in 1994, and thus became a central figure in the hip hop scene. Massive hits like “Big Poppa,” “Going Back to Cali” and “Mo Money Mo Problems” solidified the rapper’s position at the top of the rap game. He married Evans in August of 1994.

On March 9, 1997, Biggie was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles by an unknown killer. His murder still remains unsolved. His first posthumous album “Life After Death” was released 16 days later and was certified diamond in 2000.

 

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