Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. Release Brand New Track ‘Ten Wife Commandments’ From Upcoming ‘The King & I’ Duets Album

Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. famously met at a photo shoot in 1994 and were married nine days later. What followed would become one of the most legendary love stories in hip-hop history. Twenty years after B.I.G.’s still unsolved murder, Evans has created ‘The King & I’, a new album that tells the story of their life together.

As the album’s May 19th release date draws closer, Faith Evans has unveiled a brand new track in the shape of ‘Ten Wife Commandments’. The track reimages the B.I.G. classic ‘Ten Crack Commandments’ from her perspective and comes just two days before the twentieth anniversary of the release of his seminal album ‘Life After Death’.

‘Ten Wife Commandments’ is the third track to preview ‘The King & I’ following ‘NYC’ (featuring Jadakiss) and ‘When We Party’ (featuring Snoop Dogg).

The ‘King & I’ consists of 25 tracks which feature newly recorded vocals by Evans melded with vocals by Biggie Smalls; some well-known but also a selection of rare and unheard rhymes from the B.I.G. vault. ‘The King & I’ also includes an impressive list of guest appearances by rap royalty including Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P and Snoop Dogg. Evans has also brought on some of the most acclaimed producers in hip-hop, many of which produced some of B.I.G.’s most famous tracks, including DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Salaam Remi, Stevie J and Chucky Thompson.

The album is available to pre-order on CD and digital formats, as well as on double-vinyl which follows on June 9th.

In addition to the constellation of stars who appear on ‘The King & I’, there is one other very special guest: Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace. Her voice is featured, along with those of Evans and Biggie, on multiple interludes that provide a poignant narration to the album. Other guest stars adding harmonies to the interludes include 112, Kevin McCall, Chyna Tahjere, and Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, who famously portrayed B.I.G. in the 2009 film ‘Notorious’.

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