With her memoir “Keep The Faith” climbing the New York Times Best Sellers List, Faith Evans recently shed light on her purpose for penning the book and who she credits for allowing her to share the story. “Keep The Faith” has been a hot topic over the last three months with just about every blog, radio station and online magazine covering excerpts of the book that finally sheds light or at least in many ways clears up rumors about the singer and the Notorious B.I.G. According to Evans, however, the book was almost shelved. “I was worried about the ‘Big’ element and I knew that it was one of those things that people would talk about more, especially in the media” says Faith, who spoke with Soultracks recently. Evans credits Biggie’s mother, Volletta Wallace with giving her the okay to release the book after several months of collaborating with Aliya, who worked on the memoir. “I was going back and forth with myself and then I spoke to Miss Wallace and she said ‘You should do it. People think they know you and they don’t’. Wallace may have been right as Evans’ novel is getting close to hitting the top 10 on the New York Times Best Seller’s List, according to recent reports the book is sitting at #21 after just short of a month on shelves. Detailing everything from experiences with Biggie, Lil Kim, Mary J. Blige, Tupac and even Suge Knight to her struggle as a woman in the game, Faith Evans’ story has proven to be a riveting and relatable to story to many. “It’s not like I’m trying to go back and open old wounds, rehash situations or what have you, but it was therapeutic and it made me look back and see how far I have come and know that those experiences are like wisdom now.” Faith Evans’ “Keep The Faith” is in stores now.