The rapper’s widow, singer Faith Evans, has plans to release a duets album called “The King & I,” and according to Billboard.com, it’s almost finished.
In a recent interview on the Dame Dash Radio Show, Evans said she’s been working with Biggie’s mom Voletta Wallace on the project, which will feature the rapper’s vocals in a new light. “I had no idea how I was gonna even go about it but it’s been coming along pretty awesome,” she said, adding that “If he was alive, I know we would’ve done something like this but the way it’s coming together, the way I’m using his vocals, it’s just giving his stuff new life. I think people are gonna really enjoy it.”
She continued to describe the album, saying she plans on using past interviews of the rapper talking about her. She also says it won’t have a lot of meaningless features, and whoever will grace the album will be people close to him, and can share memories about the late rapper.
“I’m not trying to re-do what Puff has already done and have a gang of features, just the right ones that make sense, but there’s other creative ways I can intertwine people that knew him and actually have stories to tell about him.”
When it comes to performing songs from the project live, Faith said she’s thinking about using a Notorious B.I.G hologram. “We actually are in development with a hologram [company] but I don’t necessarily know to what extent I’m going to perform with it but I definitely want to debut it probably in the first video for the album and maybe use it a little bit performance-wise but that depends on a lot of things.” She also said, “If this Bad Boy [reunion] tour ever really happens, that might be something we might consider and if I was to go on that tour, of course, I’d use it but just not over-use it.”
This sounds like it will be pretty epic! What do you think about Faith’s ideas about the project and the hologram, Roomies?