As promised, Faith Evans has released The King & I, a duet album with her late husband The Notorious B.I.G.
The album (which comes two days before what would have been the late great’s 45th birthday) promised to feature unreleased verses from Biggie, but so far every one of the project’s early offerings — “When We Party” with Snoop Dogg, “NYC” with Jadakiss, “Ten Wife Commandments,” “Legacy” and the Just Blaze-laced “Take Me There” with Styles P and Sheek Louch — have all had previously-heard verses.
However, The King & I holds a massive 25 tracks. And although seven of them are interludes (featuring Ms. Wallace, 112, and others), there is sure to be at least a few unheard gems sprinkled throughout.
There’s also this lovely tidbit OKP shared with the masses about 9th Wonder potentially being involved in a future remix album:
“There are actually B.I.G. vocals I didn’t use,” she says. “We’ve been kinda talking about doing a reissue with a few more songs, or a remix album. ‘Cause, you know, 9th Wonder, who’s pretty known for remixing albums, I gave him the whole album to go ahead and do what he wanted to do with it. So, you know, you might be hearing that pretty soon.”
Whether or not that reissue/remix album arrives remains to be seen, but until then Faith and The Notorious B.I.G’s The King And I can be streamed in its entirety below and pick it up on iTunes.