In the lead-up to the release of The Lion King: The Gift, a collection of music inspired by the 2019 reboot of the classic Disney film, Beyoncé remarked that the project was meant to be “a love letter to Africa.”
As executive producer, Bey made it a point to solicit contributions from artists spanning a number of the continent’s many culturally rich traditions and regions, including Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and South Africa.
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The album, in fact, is a separate project from the film’s official soundtrack, but that doesn’t stop Beyoncé and a cohort of hand-selected talents from telling that timeless story of the Pride Lands through song.
Not unlike the film, The Gift chronicles a saga of personal growth, filtered through some of the brightest stars in Afrobeats and Afrofusion. Artists like Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Tekno sing in multiple languages about embracing blessings (“JA ARA E”), staying the path (“DON’T JEALOUS ME”), and rising into your own majesty (“KEYS TO THE KINGDOM”). Family is a constant theme, with Beyoncé singing to her children directly on “BIGGER” and then about her father on “FIND YOUR WAY BACK.”
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She’s procured contributions from some of her favorite US-born MCs, like Kendrick Lamar, co-star Childish Gambino, Tierra Whack, and, of course, the man co-captaining her household, JAY-Z. The Gift, then, is a compilation of talents both African and Afro-diasporic strong enough to buttress the throne of the woman we’ve come to know as Queen Bey.
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DOWNLOAD ALBUM: Burna Boy – African Giant
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African Giant is the studio album by Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter, Burna Boy. Which will be released by Atlantic Recording Corporation / WEA International Inc. / A Warner Music Group Company on July 27, 2019.
Burna Boy first revealed plans to release the album in April 2019. A private listening session for the album was held in Los Angeles on April 17, two days after his second week performance at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The album has been supported by four singles: “Gbona”, “On the Low”, “Dangote”, “Pull Up” and “Anybody“.
“Saying ‘African Giant’ goes [to] a lot more than music,” Burna Boy tells Apple Music. “It’s a symbol of strength. That’s what I want my people to feel like, to realise that they are.” On the Nigerian Afrofusion kingpin’s fourth studio album, that credo of understanding your worth and truth rings through songs which address success (“Gbona”), respect (“Anybody”), love and desire (“On the Low”) and poverty, aspiration and the daily grind (“Dangote”). Burna Boy might talk of ancestral influence overtaking his messaging and songwriting—“When it’s time for music to be made, it’s almost like my ancestors just come into me and then it’s them,” he says—but he continues to skilfully consolidate the new with the old. Leading-edge pop, hip-hop and R&B fuse with Afrobeat and reggae traditions in vibrant grooves that are rich but never overcooked. His vocals demonstrate a matching versatility, shifting gears with supercar precision and ricocheting between English, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin. “Music is supposed to be a universal language,” he says. “You understanding what I’m saying is secondary. The primary thing is what does the person inside of you hear? What does your spirit hear? That’s the job of music—that’s what it’s supposed to do.
Download the full album below, listen and share your thoughts.
1. African Giant || DOWNLOAD MP3
2. Anybody || DOWNLOAD MP3
3. Wetin Man Go Do || DOWNLOAD MP3
4. Dangote || DOWNLOAD MP3
5. Gum Body (feat. Jorja Smith) || DOWNLOAD MP3
6. Killin Dem (feat. Zlatan) || DOWNLOAD MP3
7. Omo || DOWNLOAD MP3
8. Secret (feat. Jeremih & Serani) || DOWNLOAD MP3
9. Collateral Damage || DOWNLOAD MP3
10. Another Story (feat. M.anifest) || DOWNLOAD MP3
11. Pull Up || DOWNLOAD MP3
12. Blak Ryno (Skit) || DOWNLOAD MP3
13. Destiny || DOWNLOAD MP3
14. Different (feat. Damian Marley & Angelique Kidjo) || DOWNLOAD MP3
15. Gbona || DOWNLOAD MP3
16. On the Low || DOWNLOAD MP3
17. Show & Tell (feat. Future) || DOWNLOAD MP3
18. This Side (feat. YG) || DOWNLOAD MP3
19. Spiritual || DOWNLOAD MP3
Stream the “African Giant” LP on Apple Music;
DOWNLOAD ALBUM: Rema – Freestyle (EP)
Freestyle (EP) is a studio album by Nigerian recording artiste, Rema. Which was released through Mavin Records / Jonzing on June 19, 2019.
While his first project “REMA” which shows his versatility is still banging and topping charts, Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy shared a link on Twitter to reveal the new project.
The ‘Freestyle’ extended play houses four solid track with an outstanding performance from Mavin Records newly signed artiste, Rema.
In addition, the visual for ‘Dumebi’ and ‘Iron Man’ crossed the 1 million landmark few weeks after it was premiered on the streaming platform YouTube.
Rema Freestyle (EP) Tracklist Below;
Boulevard || DOWNLOAD MP3
American Love || DOWNLOAD MP3
Spiderman || DOWNLOAD MP3
Trap out the Submarine || DOWNLOAD MP3
Runtown – Tradition EP
Runtown Tradition EP. Nigerian Award winning singer Runtown who is the lead act of self own records Soundgod Music drops off his highly anticipated Extended Play project Tradition.
The album consists of 6 tracks including previously released track Unleash which featured Fekky.
Tracklist Runtown Tradition EP
- Runtown – Redemption | DOWNLOAD MP3
- Runtown – Emotions | DOWNLOAD MP3
- Runtown – Tradition | DOWNLOAD MP3
- Runtown – Goose Bumps | DOWNLOAD MP3
- Runtown – International Badman Killa | DOWNLOAD MP3
- Runtown – Unleash (feat. Fekky) | DOWNLOAD MP3