Ghanaian producer, Guilty Beatz has three production credits on ‘The Lion King: The Gift,’ an album curated and produced by American superstar, Beyonce.
‘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 were produced by Beatz.
Shatta Wale, Mr. Eazi, Tekno, Yemi Alade, and Wizkid are some of the artistes featured on the project.
Label heads call the album a “love letter to Africa” and “features a beautiful, multi-genre symphony, steeped in African influences from various corners of the Continent, with unexpected collaborations, pulsating rhythms and crisp production that celebrate the African diaspora.”
“This is sonic cinema. This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip-hop and AfroBeat,” says Beyoncé in a statement.
“I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. 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.”
The Lion King: The Gift will be released on July 19, 2019.