Faith Evans Reflects on the 20th Anniversary Of Biggie’s Death By Sharing ‘The King & I’s’ Cover Art
Today marks the 20th anniversary of rap icon The Notorious B.I.G.’s death and to honor the fallen legend, his widow Faith Evans has decided to share the official cover art for their upcoming duets album titled The King & I.
The artwork finds Faith standing in a black mafia inspired dress with black thigh-high boots in front of a brick wall with a realistic image of Biggie:
The album will consist of 25 tracks and will feature appearances from Lil Kim, Styles P, Lil Cease, Jadakiss and Snoop Dogg – just to name a few, and will be released two days before Biggie’s birthday on May 19, 2017.
According to an interview with Billboard, Faith originally planned to the release the album in 2014:
“I remember telling Ms. Wallace [Biggie’s mother] that one day it would be really dope if I could do something similar to Natalie and Nat King Cole’s ‘Unforgettable.’ Knowing the love that B.I.G. had for [daughter Tyanna] and Ceejay [his son with Evans, Christopher Wallace Jr.], 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.”
So far two singles have been released: NYC featuring Jadakiss and When We Party featuring Snoop Dogg. Both songs can be heard below: