Faith in a comfort zone

A decade ago, a resolute R&B singer from New Jersey released her debut album on a fledgling music label run by a producer whom she heard would be big. That same year, she met -- and, nine days later, married -- a portly rapper from Brooklyn whom she heard would be big. She heard correctly. The producer was Sean "P. Diddy" Combs; the rapper was Notorious B.I.G. The singer, Faith Evans, found success too, but was often eclipsed by two hip-hop stars: the one who discovered her and the one who loved her before he was slain in a still-unsolved 1997 shooting in Los Angeles. These days, she's more than ready to step out from their shadows. On Tuesday, Evans released "The...