Well, she’s done it again! Beyoncé surprised fans with another documentary and it drops TODAY (September 16)!
On Sunday (September 15), Queen Bey released the trailer for Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift, which gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her album The Lion King: The Gift.
“Viewers will be taken through the creative process as Beyoncé carefully curates the album, creating new music and collaborating with exceptionally talented artists and producers, while seeking inspiration from deeply rooted African influences,” the synopsis reads. “This creativity is informed by her travels throughout the continent, from the tranquility of the pyramids of Egypt to the bustling and joyous atmospheres of Nigeria and South Africa. The narrative, steeped in love and appreciation, highlights the beauty of the people and the vibrant sounds of a pulsating continent.”
The documentary will include never-before-seen footage and interviews about each track on the album with those who are featured on the project, including Bey’s seven-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. As fans know, Bey released herLion King-inspired album, which she called it “a love letter to Africa,” in July.
“I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa,” the 37-year-old singer told ABC News in an interview ahead of the album’s release. She added, “A lot of the drums, the chants… all of these incredible new sounds mixed with some of the producers from America. We’ve kind of created our own genre and I feel like the soundtrack becomes visual in your mind, it’s a soundscape. It’s more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.”
Bey called on some of the biggest and most respected names in music to lend their voices to the album, including Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Pharrell, her husband, Jay-Z, and more.
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EP REVIEW: BAD ARRANGEMENT BY JETEY
Jetey’s new 6-track ‘’Bad Arrangement’’ EP adorns Africa’s biggest and most successful genre, as he dives into the intricacies of being in a relationship that has lost its spark, be it for business or pleasure.
‘’Bad Arrangement’’ offers a tender ride on the ever resonant Afrobeat express with no redundancies, nor slack; start to finish and we must admit, we‘re sold!
‘’Bad Arrangement’’ is available on all digital streaming platforms globally here.
The crooner pulls this off with a team of six producers; KeezyOnTheBeat, BabaWvd, SkillisBeatz, Joshua Nkansah, UglyxToughThing and MintBeatz, but no features whatsoever, which may be a bummer to some, but understandable for a project this concise.
2020 left a lot to be desired and like everyone else, Jetey had all the time in the world to do some soul-searching of his own: the outcome being ‘’Bad Arrangement’’; a phoenix which arose from the ashes of the said year’s bad arrangements. In we go!
‘Somebody’ gets the show started with a warmth that’s embracing of its emotive tone. Jetey questions if there’s really someone for everyone, but feels otherwise because his ‘’somebody’’ is seemingly no one.
‘Taya’ swoops in next, rocking an upbeat tempo that guides listeners into its rather heart-wrenching tale of deceit and false assurances, which Jetey has unapologetically had enough of by the way; ‘’I taya you’’, he sings.
Then there’s ‘Lova’, a sweet offering propped up by vocals so divine, cloud nine is a sure destination. It’s all smooth-talk from Jetey, who slithers his way into his female interests’ feminine mould, like Fela Kuti’s would with Afrobeat and who could blame him? He’s got that Afrobeat love.
‘Circles’ is the next of kin. Its moody air hinges on the all too familiar conundrum of wanting somebody who’s commitment is just not there, setting the pace for next in line, ‘Baa Na’.
Jetey engaged in a bad business, a fact he has to come to terms with. But that’s okay, ungratefulness isn’t his emotional yardstick. His love and respect remain absolute all day, everyday.
‘Healing’, the EP’s highlighting sound creeps in to end it all on a good foot. Jetey bows out with the fanciest of vocals and weightiest of messages which culminate in an ambience memorable at best.
Jetey’s ‘’Bad Arrangement’’ may be a year late, but nevertheless, right on time. His emotional turmoils bounce off the very formidable instrumentals on offer, lunging straight at your attention and affection centers with poignant lyrics sure to serve as the perfect companion.
DJ AKUAA’S NEW BLACK GIRL ANTHEM FEATURES KUAMI EUGENE; YES, COCOA!
DJ Akuaa’s new collaboration, ‘Yes Cocoa,’ features reigning VGMA “Artist of the Year,” Kuami Eugene, and comes with a music video that really smacks.
Kuami Eugene‘s piercing vocals seamlessly slip in to buoy up the highly melodic production, as he prepares DJ Akuaa for her lyrical takeover, which she expertly achieves with a superb verse that demonstrates her capability as an all-round music contender.
Watch Official Video here:
KWEKU BIZKIT HONORS THE LATE FLT LT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS WITH HIS NEW SINGLE – SOLDIER VIO
It’s definitely one of the records you will always remember. They say it’s one thing to do music and another thing to do it in honor of someone. Using the impactful run of the late Jerry John Rawlings as a measure, its right to say he deserves this treat.
Afrobeat artiste Kweku Bizkit honors Ghana’s late president at large with his new single christened “SOLDIER VIO”.
Bizkit In an interview with Lakers of Starbuzz Tv, shared with us the inspiration behind this song. The US Based singer said; “Flt. Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings came into power as a military ruler and had so much charisma and charm that he was adored and loved by many. Coincidentally, we share the same hometown”, he reiterated”
With the demise of the late president on November 12, 2020, I felt is right to pay tribute to him as one of the best statesman Ghana has ever had through the sound that’s basically how “Soldier Vio” came about…. he added
Kweku Bizkit recruited Veteran singer Zeal of the legendary music group VVIP to help him create this masterpiece. The multiple award winning Zeal is the lead singer of the group VVIP and award winning producer.
The song [Audio and Visuals] is scheduled to be out on all platforms on Friday June 4th. Video was shot in Ghana and US by Juice Bigfellow, a video director based in Atlanta.
Production credit goes to the award winning and multiple hits producing engineer, Beat Master Garzy. With the credibility of Garzy on deck you can only imagine a banger.
Let’s all throw our weight in support of this new one. Big up Kweku Bizkit and Zeal for serving us a timeless piece.
Watch Official Video Below:
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