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Faith Evans hints at collaborative LP with long-dead BIG

By | Published on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Faith Evans

American R&B lady Faith Evans is to release an LP featuring verses by her late husband, rapper The Notorious BIG, with the provisional title ‘The King And I’.

Interviewed on the project by HipHollywood, she said its tone is inspired by ‘Unforgettable… With Love’, Natalie Cole’s 1991 covers LP of her late father’s classic songs – which featured his voice spliced in next to hers on her version of ‘Unforgettable’ – and will be made up of “unheard music … in the presentation of it”. Which I think means it’ll be tracks fans may’ve already heard, only re-styled and with bits added and/or taken away.

“It’s something I’ve been thinking about for many, many years, and I finally got all my ducks in a row to try and make it happen”, added Hill, who recently released her new BIG-less solo LP, ‘Incomparable’.

So that doesn’t sound too bad, really. At least, not as bad as Barry Manilow’s recently-released LP of ‘dream’ duets with a variety of all-deceased artists which was… let’s say, ‘of questionable taste’. Or in short, plain creepy.

Whilst Evans’ record is still in its early stages, she anticipates she’ll be able to release an initial preview “in the next year or so”.