Ghanaian music producer Guilty Beatz produced three songs off Beyonce’s new album The King: The Gift. Guilty Beatz produced the songs “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)” by Beyonce, “All Ready” by Shatta Wale and Beyonce; and “Keys to The Kingdom” by Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi.
The Lion King: The Gift is an album curated by Beyonce inspired by The Lion King film. According to Beyonce, “Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”
Beyonce took her affinity for African culture and aesthetics to another level by not just creating works that represented Africa by working with indigenous African creatives on the new album.
The album features Ghana’s Shatta Wale and other Africans such as Nigeria’s Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Wiz Kid, and Tiwa Savage, South Africa’s Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly, Cameron’s Salatiel. It also features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Pharrell and Blue Ivy.
The Lion King: The Gift is set for release this Friday. Check out the cover art at Beyoncé’s website and find the tracklist.