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Faith Evans new album to feature unreleased Notorious B.I.G. vocals

By Wade Sheridan
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Faith Evans new album to feature unreleased Notorious B.I.G. vocals
Faith Evans arrives for the 58th annual Grammy Awards on February 15. Evans has announced a new duets album titled "The King & I." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Faith Evans has announced a new duets album titled The King & I that will feature unreleased vocals from late hip-hop icon Notorious B.I.G.

Set to release two days before Notorious B.I.G.'s birthday on May 19, the project is Evans first album in 10 years.

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Tracks will also include duets with Notorious B.I.G. associates Lil Kim and the Lox's Sheek Louch along with Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Cease, Styles P and Biggie's mother Voletta Wallace.

"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," Evans notes in a statement.

"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!" she continues.

Two songs from The King & I have been released on Spotify including "When We Party" featuring Snoop Dogg and "NYC" featuring Jadakiss.

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Evans and the Notorious B.I.G., real name, Christopher Wallace, were married from 1994 until his death in 1997. They were separated at the time of his death.

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