After the almost daily assault of black-and-white clips promoting his new album, Jay-Z's much-anticipated 12th album "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" is finally out. To mark the occasion, the Roc Nation mogul drops the full audio track of "Holy Grail", his team-up with good pal Justin Timberlake.
Written by The-Dream and produced by Timbaland, the five-and-a-half-minutes-plus track opens with JT singing about a guy's unconditional love for his woman despite her odd behavior towards him. "You curse my name in spite to put me to shame/ Air all my laundry in the streets/ Dirty or clean... one day you screaming you love me loud/ The next day you're so cold," sings a puzzled JT.
Hov then takes over spewing out some NSFW lyrics as he name drops some iconic celebrities as MC Hammer, Mike Tyson and Kurt Cobain who were eaten up by their overwhelming fame and fortune. Jay-Z then samples Nirvana's classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" with "and we all just/ entertainers/ and we're stupid/ and contagious" to carry his point across.
"Holy Grail" is one of the fifteen tracks contained in "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" which features Jay-Z's wife Beyonce Knowles on "Part II (On the Run)", Rick Ross on "F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt" and Frank Ocean on "Oceans".
Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" featuring Justin Timberlake: