Beyonce has called the record a “love letter to Africa”, with a number of African artists and producers featured as well.
Listen to the album in full, below:
Beyonce and Kendrick’s collaboration “NILE” includes production from the DAMN. rapper’s frequent creative partner Sounwave, while Jay-Z gets a co-writer credit on “BROWN SKIN GIRL”, which features Blue Ivy.
James Earl Jones, who voices Mufasa in both the animated original and the remake, opens the album and has several prominent guest spots throughout.
Beyonce, who voices the adult lioness Nala in the remake, released the album’s lead single “Spirit” earlier this week ahead of the album and film’s release.
Read our review of The Lion King here.
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