Faith Evans Premieres “10 Wife Commandments” Off Upcoming Notorious B.I.G. Duet LP

first_imgThis Spring, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.‘s untimely death in a 1997 drive-by shooting, Biggie’s widow, singer Faith Evans, will release an album of duet tracks with her late husband, dubbed The King & I. The album features Evans singing paired with unreleased B.I.G. verses, as well as some of his most memorable rhymes.Life After Death: Remembering The Notorious B.I.G. With Three Classic FreestylesLast month, Rhino Records released a pair of songs from the upcoming album (due out May 19th). Today, they shared a brand new single from the album: “10 Wife Commandments,” a play on Biggie’s iconic track “10 Crack Commandments.” The re-worked tune takes a chopped-and-screwed approach to the classic tune, flipping the drug dealing rule book into a “step-by-step booklet” on how to maintain a relationship with your significant other by cleverly repurposing Big’s bars. Check it out below:Says Evans of the reimagined take on the classic Biggie track: “‘Ten Wife Commandments’ was the first song I started recording for The King & I. Excited and optimistic about the new deal & the opportunity to bring my idea to life, I started looking for Big’s acapellas on YouTube while in Detroit rehearsing with my band. With “Ten Crack Commandments” being one of the songs I had always wanted to redo, I found it and got to work! It took a few different sessions to get the commandments to be meaningful and clever, but I do feel these are points that both men and women can appreciate.”In addition to Evans, The King & I features guest spots from a who’s-who of talented MCs including Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, and Styles P. Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, also makes a significant appearance, narrating skits and interludes throughout the LP along with Evans and Biggie.[h/t – Pitchfork]last_img

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