Jay-Z Reveals 'BBC' and 'Versus' Lyrics, Previews 'Oceans' Ft. Frank Ocean


The Hov enlists his wife Beyonce Knowles and his pal Justin Timberlake in some of the tracks off his upcoming album 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail'.

With just a few days to go before the July 4 release date of his new studio album "Magna Carta... Holy Grail", Roc Nation mogul Jay-Z is showing no signs of slowing down in drumming up interest for his new "rule-defining" album. And what better way to grab even more interest for his already much-talked about project than revealing that it includes an all-star track that features wife Beyonce Knowles.

That new song is "BBC", a veritable who's who of some high end and a few global brands that define the lifestyle of Hov and his celebrity crew. Apart from Beyonce, it features Jay-Z's pal Justin Timberlake, his team of record producers, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland and rapper Nas, with whom he once had a much-publicized feud which they already ended many years ago.

Another lyric sheet he has unveiled for the public to see is that of "Versus", which looks like a short one-verse tune with no chorus. It does pack a punch though, with words like "Your last sh*t ain't better / than my first / your best / ain't better than my worst @#$%," slamming other so-called moguls and rap superstars that seem second-rate compared to the Hov.

Keeping in step with his recent Samsung commercial and "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" promo clip, Jay-Z drops a one-minute-plus video for his collaboration track with Frank Ocean entitled "Oceans". It unfolds in the same familiar huddle scene with producers Rick Rubin, Pharrell and Timbaland, where Jay-Z talks about the inspiration for the track, about the "duality" and irony of how the "oceans" that brought the African-Americans to America is the same place where they now celebrate the good life.

Jay-Z's "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" Samsung App promo clip featuring "Oceans":

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