Magna Carta... Holy Grail
7.3.2013

New Music: Jay-Z f/ Justin Timberlake – ‘Holy Grail’

Jay-Z released his 12th album Magna Carta Holy Grail at the stroke of midnight. Some already have the album on repeat, while others may still be struggling with their Samsung devices. But once you push play, the first song you’ll hear is “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake.

J.T. opens the track with a haunting hook, penned by The-Dream and co-produced by Timbaland. Jay grapples with fame and shouts out his daughter on the song, which features a sample of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

“Blue told me to remind you ni**as/ Fuck that shit ya’ll talk about,” raps Hov, while using MC Hammer, Mike Tyson, and Kurt Cobain as examples of celebrities who got caught up in the spotlight.

Jay-Z’s Life + Times has posted the track on YouTube. Stream it and read the lyrics below.

Holy Grail Lyrics