Durban born DJ Lag was feels honoured working with American singer, Beyonce on her The Gift album which featured lot of African artists.

According to IOL, Lag said he was contacted after the Global Citizen Festival that was held in Joburg in December.


“At the festival, my song “Trip to New York” was used as background music for Beyoncé and Jay Z’s entrance. A few days after that, I was contacted by a man who said he was calling me on behalf of Beyoncé. He told me that she was working on a new project and wanted me to send him beats. He did not tell me what kind of beats or what the project was”, he said. 

Although he was not given any kind of direction, Lag sent over six kinds of beats which stayed true to his gqom background. 

A month later he was contacted again. “I wish I could say more about this experience but I can’t only because people from Beyoncé’s camp don’t speak much. They are elusive. 

“After they said they liked my beats I just happened to be in the States so I flew to LA and arranged the voices on the song,” he said. 

“Being involved in something like this is a dream come true. I have literally always wanted to work with Beyoncé or at least be associated with her on some sort of project because I have always wanted to have a star like her on a gqom track,’” he said. 

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This is what having strong women on the mic is all about! Check out our production “My Power” with @beyonce, @busiswaah, @moonchildsanelly, @yemialade, @amnija_, @tierrawhack and @kwasifordjour. Washa! Link in bio! #thegiftalbum #mypower

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