“Legacy” appears on the highly anticipated duets album The King & I, available on May 19. The video was directed by Rock Davis and Jay Rodriguez, produced by Jyothi Raju and Nigel Talley (Itchy House Productions).
The King & I features 25 tracks with 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 Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Salaam Remi, Stevie J, and Chucky Thompson.
“If there were a title track for The King & I, it would be Legacy. This song absolutely sums up the theme of the album.”
Faith stated. The King & I will be released on May 19 – just two days before Biggie‘s birthday.
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 of 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.
The album’s first two singles were: “NYC,” Evans‘ love letter to New York featuring Jadakiss, and “When We Party,” the West Coast party anthem featuring Snoop Dogg.