According to the producer behind hits “Single Ladies
(Put A Ring On It)” and “Run The World (Girls),” the project was inspired by legendary Afrobeat singer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The-Dream, who made the comment on Bey’s End Of Time, wrote:
We did a whole Fela album that didn’t go up. It was right before we did 4. We did a whole different sounding thing, about twenty songs. She said she wanted to do something that sounds like Fela. That’s why there’s so much of that sound in the “End of Time.”
There’s always multiple albums being made. Most of the time we’re just being creative, period. We’re talking about B, somebody who sings all day long and somebody who writes all day long. There’s probably a hundred records just sitting around.