By Sheldon Pearce.
On May 19, Faith Evans will release her duet album with the Notorious B.I.G. called The King & I. The record features Evans singing alongside unreleased Biggie rhymes as well as famous verses. The latest offering from the album is a new song called “10 Wife Commandments,” which is a play on Biggie’s classic “10 Crack Commandments.” Listen to it here.
“Ten Wife Commandments” follows two previously shared songs: “When We Party” and “NYC,” which featured Snoop Dogg and Jadakiss, respectively. The King & I also features Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, and Styles P, as well as Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, who narrates album interludes alongside Biggie and Evans. In a statement, Faith Evans said of “Ten Wife Commandments”:
“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.
Listen to “Ten Crack Commandments”:
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