Fact: R&B star Faith Evans will celebrate the legacy of her late husband Notorious B.I.G. by releasing her new duets album two days before what would have been his 45th birthday. The King & I, which will hit retailers on 19 May (17), includes previously-unreleased vocals from the tragic rapper and also features an appearance from his mother, Voletta Wallace, as well as collaborations with Snoop Dogg, her former love rival Lil' Kim, and Busta Rhymes. Biggie was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997.
Tweet: "HappyBirthdayBIG! He still my fav! flows crazy! He made u visualize his rhymes like movies! He made classics". Missy Elliott pays tribute to the late NOTORIOUS B.I.G. on what would have been his 43rd birthday.
Quote: "Many people thought I was too much of a good girl to bring the edge needed for this role. You would never catch me walking down the street with stuff hanging out. But that's what's so captivating about LIL' KIM. She became this alter ego for me. She's fearless." Actress NATURI NAUGHTON, 24, hails the hip-hop icon she played in slain rapper Biggie Smalls' biopic NOTORIOUS after Kim slammed the production for portraying her in a negative light.
Fact: Rap icon NOTORIOUS B.I.G.'s 12-years-old son CHRISTOPHER WALLACE has recorded a remix of ONE MORE CHANCE for the soundtrack to his late father's upcoming biopic, NOTORIOUS. The soundtrack will also feature a collaboration between Kanye West, JAY-Z and newcomer Santogold, called BROOKLYN GO HARD.