We’ll Always Love Big Poppa
Today marks the 20th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death. As planned, Faith Evans will be releasing a duet album with her late husband title, The King & I, two days before what would have been B.I.G.’s 45th birthday. Dropping on May 19, the 25-track project will feature guests Voletta Wallace, Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, 112, The Lox, and more. Producers onboard include DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Salaam Remi, Stevie J and Chucky Thompson.
“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,’ says Evans in her latest bio. “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.”