Thu 4 Jul 2013
As fans eagerly awaited for 12:01 a.m. EST to arrive, Samsung’s “Magna Carta” app unlocking Jay-Z’s 12th solo album crashed. Anxious listeners quickly turned their attention to Hot 97’s own Funkmaster Flex, who premiered Magna Carta Holy Grail in its entirety on live on radio. Those who missed the on-air spectacle, can now enjoy the first official single off MCHG in “Holy Grail.” Featuring “Suit & Tie” collaborator Justin Timberlake, the Timbaland-produced record written by The-Dream is filled with piano chords and hard drums.
As Justin steals the show with a powerful hook, Jay-Z battles with fame and uses MC Hammer, Mike Tyson, and Kurt Cobain as examples of those in the spotlight whose had well-publicized dark moments.
Magna Carta Holy Grail is available for download now — three days before public release — to the first one million Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II users via the Magna Carta app at Google Play. You can pre-order a copy currently on iTunes.
Listen to “Holy Grail,” and read the lyrics below….
New Music: Jay-Z Feat. Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail” (prod. by Timbaland, written by The-Dream) (Explicit/No Tags/CDQ)
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