Notorious B.I.G.’s widow, R&B singer Faith Evans, has announced several updates to ongoing projects involving her late husband, including their posthumous duets album, The King & I, and plans to create a performance hologram of the late rapper.
During an interview with the Dame Dash Radio Show, Evans revealed that the album, which she has previously compared to Natalie Cole’s posthumous duets album, Unforgettable, will likely be released this fall. After previously tweeting a photo of her and Notorious B.I.G. in January alongside the album’s title, Evans further hinted that a single is set to drop this summer.
“Today, if he was alive, I know, ultimately, we would’ve done something like this,” she said via Pitchfork. “But the way the stuff has come together, and the way I’m using his vocals, it’s giving the stuff new life, it’s totally different.”
Evans also spoke about working on a performing hologram of Notorious B.I.G. “We actually are in development with a hologram, but I don’t necessarily know to what extent I’m gonna perform with it. But I want to debut it in the first video for the album, and maybe use it a little bit performing live. But that depends on a lot of things,” Evans said of the hologram.
If the hologram were to materialize, Notorious B.I.G. would join the likes of Tupac, Whitney Houston, and Selena as artists set to perform as holograms following their deaths. A posthumous touring hologram of Amy Winehouse was reportedly in the works, though her father confirmed those plans as canceled. Lady Gaga’s last tour, ArtRave: The ARTPOP Ball, featured a fictional character hologram, Hatsune Miku, as an opening act for select dates throughout 2014.
Listen to Evans’ interview on the Dame Dash Radio Show, which begins shortly after the 23-minute mark in the video below.