Album Stream: Beyonce’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Wizkid, Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, & More]

Published: Thursday 18th Jul 2019 by Rashad

Beyonce has unleashed ‘The Lion King: The Gift.’

Timed to arrive in tandem with Disney‘s live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’ movie, the compilation set sees the superstar curate a “love letter to Africa” comprised of songs inspired by the flick (which she stars in as Nala).

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Billed as “sonic cinema,” the LP’s sound is steeped in Affrobeats, R&B, and Pop.

To assist her vision, Queen Bey assembled a colossal list of collaborators from the Afro diaspora and beyond.

Indeed, featured are the likes of Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, Tekno, and Yemi Alade.

Joining them are US titans such as Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, and Childish Gambino – who stars alongside Bey in the film as Simba. Rising stars Tierra Whack and Jessie Reyez also appear.

What are you waiting for? Listen below…



 

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  1. Jah July 18, 2019

    Bigger!!! Whew

    • Jasmine July 19, 2019

      I like all of Bey albums except Everything Is so 8 can’t wait to listen. Streaming this now. What are the standout tracks? Any bops?

      • Jah July 19, 2019

        I like Brown Skin Girl, Mood 4Eva, Otherside, and Already

      • Jasmine July 19, 2019

        Thanks I just listened to Brown Girl and LOVE it. I’m liking Bigger too

      • Danny Bey July 19, 2019

        Bigger, Mood 4 Eva and Brown Skin Girl are my favs

  2. Justme July 18, 2019

    Brown skin girl and already is where its at.. this is a soundtrack not an album

  3. Kurtz July 18, 2019

    BIGGER 💛💥

    • Meme July 19, 2019

      Beautiful record. Reminds love drought mood

  4. Clarkson July 18, 2019

    Hot for 1 week and after 1 week everybody will forget about this album just like lemonade and every thing is love and homecoming.

    This album is no black panther soundtrack or a star is born sound track or into the spider verse sound track.

    • Romualda July 18, 2019

      Amen

    • Alex July 19, 2019

      @clarkson we shall see.. she is already clocking you haters in this album. “Y’all make me chuckle, stay in yo struggle” lmao!!

      • Jasmine The Real Princess July 19, 2019

        Like her struggling to spell her own name?
        Or her pregnant belly struggling not to fold?

    • Danny Bey July 19, 2019

      Lemonade went on to sell 2 mil pure and is still on iTunes chart and the most awarded era of all time, EIL went on to win a Grammy despite not being promoted, Homecoming has the highest metacritic rating and just got nominated for Emmys. FU.CK IS YOU TALKING ABOUT IT IMBECILE

      • Clarkson July 19, 2019

        2 million copies? ur proud ur faves sold that amount of album in 2 years? U must be a joke. That is what adele and Taylor sold in 1 week

        Everything is love won a Grammy cause that category was weak. No competition.

        Those Emmy nominations she received are fraudulent. We all know beyonce likes taking credit even tho she did nothing on a project. She attaches her name as a songwriter or producer or director or supervisor or editor etc so she can get gain nominations and awards. If we give beyonce a camera and a pen and paper and tell her to write a script and direct it, I dont think she would know what to do.

        Lion king is receiving negative reviews from critics. Certified rotten on rotten tomatoes.

        Homecoming didnt hit number 1. Drop out of the top ten after 2 weeks
        Before I let go flopped big time. Didnt even reach the top 40.

        Beyonce is flopping, her career is sagging big time, everybody knows it but nobody wanna say it.

      • Danny Bey July 19, 2019

        You’re shading selling 2 million while you’re sitting over there broke and bored. I have to chuckle 🤧

    • Jah July 19, 2019

      Lol…….peasant SIT! The Queen does as she please.

      • Miladin July 19, 2019

        Yeah, like, Peasant B is about to kiss one big juicy abyss of her own doom. LOL

      • Jah July 19, 2019

        If she is doomed it will be of her own doing and not yours Rat!

    • Jasmine July 19, 2019

      Let’s not hate on Queen B. She is like the Diana Ross of our generation.

      • Jasmine The Real Princess July 19, 2019

        Don’t you ever compare the roach queen to a real legend like Diana

    • Oliver July 19, 2019

      And your forgot to mention all those album have slay on metacratic… lemonade won over 53 trophies . Homecoming already got 6 emmys nominations . And you talking about billionaire not bubble gum talentless favorite singer .. let’s see all the nominations and wins coming .. clarkson is fat and ugly and pale listen to brown skin now

      • #TheTruth July 19, 2019

        Her career is flopping ?
        I bet a lot of artists would love to flop while selling out stadiums.
        I mean you can criticize but get your facts straight and don’t exagerate.

        Ya’ll are way too much with Homecoming. It was a live album, do you expect that to sell 100K in its opening week ?

        We’ll see what numbers she gets with her next SOLO STUDIO ALBUM.

        In the meanwhile, her career is much bigger than that. Don’t act like you don’t know it.

    • Jane July 19, 2019

      Oh wow. That’s so cool. I like it <3

  5. Meme July 18, 2019

    Absolutely in love with this album. I took out the interludes and the lion king songs and it doesn’t feel like a movies sound track. Reminds me of what Kendrick did with black panther. There’s no stand out hot single like black panther but there are gems.

  6. Ropeburn July 19, 2019

    Don’t let this distract you from streaming Iggy Azealia’s In My Defense!!!

    • Jasmine July 19, 2019

      Streaming Janet – Velvet Rope cause I saw ur a I. I could give a sh.it about Iggy. Janet is a real artist!

      • High Queen Jasmine, Light Lady, Priestess of the System and The Peacechief of the World July 19, 2019

        While you were streaming your things, I took an opportunity to wipe my b*** with your curtain. In order to find out which one is dirty, there is a hint: Follow the funny smell.
        Enjoy your meal. dear boy. Mwah.

      • Jasmine July 19, 2019

        You are disgusting! I don’t have curtains in my home. I have custom made luxury shades. There is no way u can get past my security gates and alarm so keep dreaming. Curtains are old fashioned! Why are u trolls so obsessed with me? I guess u aren’t used to a girl expressing her opinions confidently and freely!

    • Tyler (We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill) July 19, 2019

      We’re distracted sis.

      • !!! July 19, 2019

        I’m distracted. I forgot anyone else dropped anything after this album

  7. ME July 19, 2019

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Lets Go Queen Bey!! Love Bigger, Brown Skin Girl, Water, and Jealous

  8. Tyler (We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill) July 19, 2019

    Water and Brown Skinned Girl!!!! Whoooo chile. She’s serving all types of black girl magic realness. I’m here for it.

  9. Jasmine1999 July 19, 2019

    Yeeeeesssss Bey thanks for letting these haters know how you feel. “Y’all make me chuckle, stay in yo struggle” – Beyoncé

  10. Blessing July 19, 2019

    Awesome album beyonce wow u really a queen
    1- find your way back
    2- Mood 4 Eva
    3- Bigger
    4- water
    5- spirit
    6- Dont jealous me💅💅💅🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • Lex July 19, 2019

      Yes awesome album

  11. Dee July 19, 2019

    Loving it … werk Beyonce.

  12. STOP PLAYING SIS AKA ALL CAPS LOCKED DCDCCHBDHBCHBHDFBCBDC July 19, 2019

    THIS IS LATE …PERIOD ! LOL @ SONIC CINEMA ? THE CHUCKLE IS ALL MINES DARLING ….F*** ITS LIKE LOW KEY OR HIGH KEY LEFT OVERS FROM OLD BEY SESSIONS UGH NOOOOOO AND ALLLLLL THE BIASED SLAVE ASS STANS WILL FOR SURE STREAM ….FORGETTABLE AS F*** !

    • Jasmine1999 July 19, 2019

      Lmao you’re upset that her fans are celebrating her and this wonderful music..go listen to somebody else, go stream somebody else and as the Queen said stay in you’re struggle

  13. STOP PLAYING SIS AKA ALL CAPS LOCKED DCDCCHBDHBCHBHDFBCBDC July 19, 2019

    ON GOD BEY GOTTA WORK ON THAT DOO DOO MAMA PRONUNCIATION ! HER VOICE IS SUCH A STRUGGLE THESE DAYS ….ALL THOSE UGLY UNNECESSARY JAZZY RUNS ! THE OLD LADY WITH A DEEP MAMA RAPPING ? THIS IS NOT MY LION KING LOL IM SURE ITS THE CHEETAH LADY :/

  14. Naïme July 19, 2019

    This album proves what I have been thinking for quite some times. She definitely lost her touch. Her voice sounds so uninspired and flat. Sonic cinema she said ? Poor thing, what happened to the woman who nailed Etta James classic songs ? What happened to the woman who is the master of harmonies ? My god. RIP BEYONCE.

    • Jasmine The Real Princess July 19, 2019

      Everyone can be an entertainer. Not everyone can be a VOCALIST though. 🤷‍♂️

      • Naïme July 19, 2019

        She used to be one of the greatest vocalist. During the BDAY ans IASF era, none of her peers could touch her vocally.

    • Jah July 19, 2019

      If you gotta troll put your text in all caps like your other accounts Trash!

      • Jasmine The Real Princess July 19, 2019

        Rolling Stone

        Everything money can buy, including the vocal talents of Beyonce and Donald Glover, has been poured into this photo-realistic retake on The Lion King. What’s missing is heart, soul, daring and the faintest hint of originality.

        Score: 2.5/5

        💀💀💀💀💀

  15. Jasmine The Real Princess July 19, 2019

    But will it sell more than 14k? LMAO

    • Jah July 19, 2019

      Will you sell 14k with that pecker of yours tranny!

      • Jasmine The Real Princess July 19, 2019

        Rolling Stone

        Everything money can buy, including the vocal talents of Beyonce and Donald Glover, has been poured into this photo-realistic retake on The Lion King. What’s missing is heart, soul, daring and the faintest hint of originality.

        Score: 2.5/5

        💀💀💀💀💀

  16. Banks no tyra July 19, 2019

    BORING, IM KIND OF OVER BEYONCE

  17. Erica July 19, 2019

    Loved the Kelly Rowland shoutout in “Brown Skin”

  18. Tyty July 19, 2019

    When will this site ban trolls like jasmine FFS the whole comment section is full of this lunatic multiple personalities?

    • Jasmine1999 July 19, 2019

      I know right? They don’t care they care about the money they get from each comment

  19. Beyond Excited July 19, 2019

    Beyonce is as unorignal as she has ever been on this album. And yes this she thought this was an album. She thought this was a ground breaking album. She thought this would take her into her next phase. Nope . She’s reaching. She failed.

  20. Erica July 19, 2019

    Is this consider her 7th album? Because Lion King already has a soundtrack

    • Clarkson July 19, 2019

      If it reaches number 1 and the album is a huge success, the beeyhive will count it as her 7th album, but if it’s a huge flop, they will deny it and call it a movie sound track album, the same way they denied that flop album everything is love.

      • Shayla Queen July 19, 2019

        TRUTH 🤣

      • Jeans July 19, 2019

        #TRUTH

    • !!! July 19, 2019

      If you actually listened to the album, you would notice there are original songs by many different artist that don’t feature Beyonce. This is indeed a soundtrack. Do your research before you spew hate.

  21. Lex July 19, 2019

    Yo!!! This album is fire……. This is better than everything is Love . I’m shook…. Hey is singing and it’s different

  22. ~The Arcade~ July 19, 2019

    ALREADY IS A SERIOUS BOP!!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥

  23. Shayla Queen July 19, 2019

    IGGY AZALEA – IN MY DEFENCE 🔥🔥🔥

  24. Ba etc July 19, 2019

    This is a dope soundtrack album. In fact, upon first listen it is truly breathtaking. Immediate stand outs are Better, MOOD 4 EVA, BROWN SKIN GIRL almost had me sobbing tbh lol.. OTHERSIDE the same thing. Her low, soft register on it is so buttery soft and delicate. I prefer hearing this tone from her more often lately. Spirit, we’ve already heard so far, sounds even better in context w/ the entire project. Finally, I can not go without mentioning Tierra Whack and Shatta Wale on MY POWER and ALREADY… I’m shook!!!!!

    I’m going to re-listen so I can select my absolute favorite songs for a playlist. But on first listen I’m already SHOOK by the sounds, vocals, guest collabs etc👌🏾🦁👸🏾

    • Lex July 19, 2019

      Well said

      • MessyBoots July 19, 2019

        Thanks!

        I just noticed TGJ made an error w/ my username. I dont want anyone trying to create a million names under my account like some ppl on here. 🤣

  25. !!! July 19, 2019

    This album is beautiful. Anyone who thinks differently is CLEARLY hating.

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