Tina Knowles Lawson Praises Beyonce’s ‘The Gift,’ Labels Much-Loved LP “Underrated Genius”

Published: Sunday 2nd Aug 2020 by Sam

A mother’s love knows no bounds and Tina Knowles continues to show up and stand up for her superstar daughter Beyonce.

This week brought with it the hotly anticipated release of visual album ‘Black Is King,’ which is billed as a love letter to Africa and heavily features music from ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ – Queen Bey’s companion compilation to ‘The Lion King.’

Featuring a lengthy list of African talent, ‘The Gift’ was critically acclaimed and loved by fans upon its release in summer 2019, but didn’t make as much of a dent commercially.

Now, Ms. Tina is weighing in with both praise and candidness.

Her words below…

Via Tina Knowles-Lawson:

“It is very interesting I have had a lot of friends to ask me is that all music done for the movie? Nooooo!!!! The Album is called “The Gift” The album has been out for a year !!! I have been in love with this album from the first time I heard it !!! I felt it was so genius but was totally underrated!! When it came out I felt like there was hardly any marketing or promotion done because it came out with the movie! It was overshadowed by The Lion King Movie! It made me so sad because the songs are so beautiful !!! And Spirit and Bigger were two of the biggest, best and most epic songs , ever ! The beats on the whole album are so infectious that it makes you move involuntarily whether you want to or not. “The Keys to the Kingdom “ is amazing and one of my favorite . My Power should be an Anthem!!! Saying “you can’t take my Power” It has become my fight song!!! The Otherside makes me cry everytime it always makes me think of all of the people I will see on the other side , my mom , my Dad , my brothers , sister and my Johnny! , and her range on it is unbelievable!!! She goes as low in her register as a dude!!! Yes everyone thinks that is a man but it is her!!! She collaborated with African Producers , writers , singers, Artist this record is a masterpiece!!! !!! It is a beautiful “GIFT “to the world !! Please stream this album , download it !!! Listen to the words ! It celebrates Blackness and the human spirit and resilience that lives in all of us all as People no matter what color we are !!!! ❤️❤️❤️ That’s my two cents😂❤️

We totally agree!

Here at TGJ, we love ‘The Gift’ and feel it houses some of the strongest work of her career.

So, just know that we are elated to see it receiving the shine it has in the Disney+ film and now iTunes too:

 

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It is very interesting I have had a lot of friends to ask me is that all music done for the movie? Nooooo!!!! The Album is called “The Gift” The album has been out for a year !!! I have been in love with this album from the first time I heard it !!! I felt it was so genius but was totally underrated!! When it came out I felt like there was hardly any marketing or promotion done because it came out with the movie! It was overshadowed by The Lion King Movie! It made me so sad because the songs are so beautiful !!! And Spirit and Bigger were two of the biggest, best and most epic songs , ever ! The beats on the whole album are so infectious that it makes you move involuntarily whether you want to or not. “The Keys to the Kingdom “ is amazing and one of my favorite . My Power should be an Anthem!!! Saying “you can’t take my Power” It has become my fight song!!! The Otherside makes me cry everytime it always makes me think of all of the people I will see on the other side , my mom , my Dad , my brothers , sister and my Johnny! , and her range on it is unbelievable!!! She goes as low in her register as a dude!!! Yes everyone thinks that is a man but it is her!!! She collaborated with African Producers , writers , singers, Artist this record is a masterpiece!!! !!! It is a beautiful “GIFT “to the world !! Please stream this album , download it !!! Listen to the words ! It celebrates Blackness and the human spirit and resilience that lives in all of us all as People no matter what color we are !!!! ❤️❤️❤️ That’s my two cents😂❤️

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  1. Fancy BISH August 2, 2020

    Tina Knowles Lawson is my girl lol…love her! 👊🏽🤳🏽

    • Ms Ling Ling 👄The Massage Queen💄 August 2, 2020

      She’s like 80 years old. U called her a girl???? 😂🤣😂🤣that’s a granny and u r a great great great granny😂🤣😂🤣old as hell. dinosaur Bish

      • Ms Ling Ling 👄The Massage Queen💄 August 2, 2020

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      • Ms Ling Ling 👄The Massage Queen💄 August 2, 2020

        Trashy racist bish. U puss stinks n smells🤮🤮flavor my a:s:s. U puss dry as pastry, ashy skin are so unattractive. Put on some cocoa butter 🧈😂🤣🤣

      • Ms Ling Ling 👄The Massage Queen💄 August 2, 2020

        U can keep siting on a toilet and trolling at the same time amazing https://youtu.be/F1C9bh4ripE 😂🤣😂🤣 I’m miss Ling Ling I ain’t white u dumb bish, my dad is black and my mom is Asian. So stop sending those white trash videos. I’m a beauty Mixed race Queen. Black men love my magic massage with happy ending.

  2. Ma chi ti conosce August 2, 2020

    Nobody buying it so she sent her mom to post about it…… 😂

    • Ms Ling Ling 👄The Massage Queen💄 August 2, 2020

      Waiting for kelly Rowland, Michelle, or the ex DC Members to post something about her new album 😂🤣😂mess!

    • Biancacook August 2, 2020

      This the only place reporting on it besides the ads on my firestick

    • Dc August 2, 2020

      Exactly they trying to not let it flop and now forcing it we knew the album was out we just didn’t care the movie made enough money to sell the songs we just don’t believe the mother Africa thing not believable at all

      • You’re gagging August 3, 2020

        But it’s not just songs by Beyoncé on there there are African artist who contributed to every song or sing lead on the songs..just because you hate Beyoncé you can’t support other..y’all have rotten souls

  3. Lol August 2, 2020

    That’s her mother. What else is she supposed to say? It’s trash?

    • Fancy BISH August 2, 2020

      At least she would be honest then.

  4. Biancacook August 2, 2020

    I’m sorry its another beyonce project. There is nothing genius to it. Just because its African inspired doesn’t make it genius. Its underwhelming music with great videos full of beauty shots and of course the kids she never shows unless she has something to sell. She’s got the creative visual part now she needs to get back to making good music cuz lately everything sounds like she’s believing her own hype which basically is her being pretentious

    • Dc August 2, 2020

      👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    • stan August 2, 2020

      i… don’t disagree. she’s been doing interesting things visually and conceptually with her recent albums. however, the songs themselves are just okay.

      • You’re gagging August 3, 2020

        I don’t believe y’all listened to this album…you’re saying that l the Africans who contributed to this and sang lead on some of the songs arent good?? Lies

    • Lewey August 3, 2020

      Clearly you did not listen to the album…..

  5. chilepleaseee August 2, 2020

    A lot of people actually do think it just came out…

  6. Naïme August 2, 2020

    Wouaw a new low has been reached…

    The mother of a superstar begging fans to buy this piece of trash…

    • FLOP IS KING August 2, 2020

      lmfaoooo SCREAMING!!!!!!!

  7. FLOP IS KING August 2, 2020

    lmaooo poor pathetic thang, now she got her mama makin excuses for her flops & begging people to buy her album lmfaoooooo, you know you a major FLOP when u got you mama begging folks to buy your shyt lmfaooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

  8. #TheTruth August 2, 2020

    I was expecting more African sonorities, as in more drums, tribal sounds and chants.
    It also lacked joyful uplifting uptempos.

    I haven’t seen Black Is King yet, but apparently it’s another succession of videos with Beyoncé narrating whatever on a artsy tone… She’s been doing that for a while now… Time to renew herself.

    I hope she will give us something different for her next solo project.

    • You’re gagging August 3, 2020

      Not true watch for yourself..it’s a retelling of the Lion King but with actual human beings smh

    • Lewey August 3, 2020

      you sound dumb.

  9. Shayla Queen 👑 August 2, 2020

    She tried to sell this album off the back of the huge success she knew The Lion King movie would achieve and it didn’t work… So she took a year to do her own movie and nope, still not working, sis. The album is a flop. Get yo life!

    • Lmfao_Hoe August 2, 2020

      Not betting on it but it wouldn’t surprise if they thought she’ll have a The Bodyguard – Whitney, Titanic – Celine, Purple Rain – Prince, or Superfly – Curtis Mayfield type soundtrack album that’ll amazingly sell huge with or without the movies support

    • Gworl Bye August 2, 2020

      Lmao This!😂

  10. Destined August 2, 2020

    I’m bored with Beyonce these days. Her focus is on having moments instead of making good music. Her music SUCKS now and she sounds like Barry White.

    • Gworl Bye August 2, 2020

      Barry White?!?! Lmfaooooooo

  11. Tori August 2, 2020

    Mama T, I love you but let’s take off the mama hat for a second a really dissect this situation here. You felt like there was no promotion or marketing and the album was overlooked because your daughter didn’t promote or market it. She did 1 tv special that wasn’t promoted as well and stayed her ass at home. She didn’t even perform any of these songs even though she’s “one of the greatest performers of our time”. “Bigger” is a beautiful ballad but “Spirit” was a left over bonus track from “I Am…Sasha Fierce”, they were not “two of the biggest, best and most epic songs ever”. “Spirit” was a terrible choice to even lead the project and shunned alot of people away from it. “My Power” is more intense with its incredible visual, absolutely stunning, but the actual song is just there. Nothing more, nothing less. Stop trying to sell us on your daughters project because she seems to care less. I can count on my hands how many times she mentioned it. It was okay for what it was, but really unnecessary. She couldve put all that time and energy into B7 if she really wanted us to buy or stream anything.

    • Lewey August 3, 2020

      Tori, let’s chat. MAMA Tina has an opinion and she may disagree with the way Beyonce didn’t promote the album and decided to on her own… This is HER opinion on the matter. SHE believed those two songs were epic…. that again is a subjective opinion… you have the right to your opinion, but your opinion is not fact. IMO this visual album was more impactful for our culture than many of releases in the past year. I will support anyone who is willing to put BLACK ARTIST on the forefront. Beyonce could have easily made another POP album to sell millions… instead she is worried about creating a legacy of change and uplifting BLACK people and seeing ourselves in a different light, rather than a maid, slave, or indentured servant. MAYBE THAT’s why people are so bothered.

  12. FLOP IS KING August 2, 2020

    Lmaoooo you never saw xtina or katy perry’s mothers begging their fans for anything lmfaooooo

    • Lewey August 3, 2020

      Maybe they could use it…

      • FLOP IS KING August 3, 2020

        lmaooo they’re not desperate like your struggle fave, neither one of them ever flopped with 11k sales lmfaoooooooo 😂😂😂

  13. Swifter2020 August 2, 2020

    Genius ??? Nah, Bey has her own writing team that does most of the writing and productions for her. She can perform and sing well and that’s about it. There’s no musicality to her at all. Sorry not sorry. So keep it!!

    • Lewey August 3, 2020

      How would you know? and coming from a TAYLOR SWIFT FAN? The joke writes itself.

  14. Keith August 2, 2020

    Mama Tina supports her daughter, that’s great. What’s funny to me is that people NOW want to talk about how the MUSIC is Beyoncé’s achilles heel. With the exception of “4”, it has been that way since Sasha Fierce. I do agree with Tina about “My Power”, though…

    • You’re gagging August 3, 2020

      And you should feel the same about Jealous Me JA ARA E, Keys To The Kingdom, Already

    • Lewey August 3, 2020

      Y’all are reaching… there is a reason she is the most nominated artist ever at the grammy’s….

      • FLOP IS KING August 3, 2020

        Lmaooo its called payola lmfaoooooooo

  15. Fancy BISH August 3, 2020

    She needs her mommy to fight her battles for her HAHAHA what a joke.

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