In preparation for the release of The King & I album, Faith Evans has re-linked with some familiar producers of her Bad Boy family, like Love & Hip Hop Atlanta's Stevie J, plus more, to recreate a dynamic signature sound for the upcoming project.
Joining Sean "Puffy" Combs and the rest of the Bad Boy Records family for the reunion tour has blossomed into yet another reunion for Evans, and some of the "Hitmen" who created the signature sound for many Bad Boy artists like Mary J Blige, Mase, The Lox, Evans and the late Notorious B.I.G., real name Christopher Wallace.
The label's in-house production team consisted of Chucky Thompson, Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Steven Jordan (Stevie J), Mario Winans, Nashiem Myrick, and a few others as reported by Vibe.
These men were the most sought after producers and reached a heightened level of success for their tracks and for knowing the style and image of each artist.
A photo posted by Faith Evans (@therealfaithevans) on Aug 14, 2016 at 9:19pm PDT
If the goal is to recreate the chemistry and creativity once shared between her, Wallace and the Bad Boy label, then this could be a step in the right direction for The King & I -- described as a posthumous collaboration with Wallace featuring some of his past interviews, and possibly "people talking about their interactions with [him,] whether through transitional pieces... or interludes," according to HipHopDX.
The King & I is in its "finishing stages," reported Evans according to HipHopDX, and has no official release date as of yet. But, she does want fans to know that she and her Hitmen squad are definitely putting in that "werk" and it will be coming soon.
We werkin! @chucklife365 @dubzworldproductionz @hitmansteviej_1 @thefamousunkwn @djhurricane1 #fizzyfam #teamfizzy #teamprolific #TKAI coming soon! @thefamousunkwn A photo posted by Faith Evans (@therealfaithevans) on Aug 15, 2016 at 6:47pm PDT