Beyoncé has dropped “The Lion King: The Gift,” an album accompanying the anticipated reboot of the beloved 1994 Disney classic on Friday.
On Tuesday, Queen Bee had released the tracklist for the album which got fans excited.
The album — which is separate from the movie’s official soundtrack — features Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Childish Gambino, Blue Ivy as well as her husband JAY-Z.
She also featured some top African artists to bless the album with Nigerian artists like Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tekno.
Ghanaian dancehall star Shatta Wale, South Africa’s Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly, and Cameroon’s Salatiel, are also featured in the album.
“I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa,” Beyoncé said in an ABC special.
The Gift showcases Beyoncé’s iconic voice on musical tracks that are interspersed with “interludes” from characters from the movie, including Mufasa, Nala, Simba, Scar, Timon and Pumbaa.
Listen to the album below:
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