Video: Jay Z f/ Justin Timberlake – ‘Holy Grail’

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After wrapping their “Legends of the Summer” tour earlier this month, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake go in search of the “Holy Grail” in their dark new video.

Director Anthony Mandler chops up the song to tell a cautionary tale of what happens when it all falls down. While they may appear to have everything, we see that their life is not as glamorous as it seems. Behind the bright lights and lavish lifestyle hides the dark side of fame.

The Timbaland-produced single, which is currently No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the second song off Magna Carta… Holy Grail to get a visual release following “Picasso Baby.”

“Holy Grail” also marks the first video by a major music star to get its premiere on Facebook.

Watch it all go up in flames.

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40 Comments

  1. channel_ROMAN

    FINALLY!!

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    candaa Reply:

    @channel_ROMAN, Why is this clown taking credit for songs that are 90% song by Justin Timberlake, with a 2 or 3 word verse by him. Justin needs to put a stop to him taking credit for his work.

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  2. Von Tae'

    Hands down, the best music video of 2013! #Pow

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  3. DRB

    Excellent

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  4. NickiMfan

    urrgh this old man should retire

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    Humz Reply:

    @NickiMfan, Why is it that Nicki Minaj fans hate on every artist except for Nicki?

    I know of no other fans who do such a thing.

    I think it’s filthy.

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    EL Reply:

    @Humz, It shouldn’t be a surprise. Their taste level is questionable (at best) to begin with, and that’s just a fact.

    Hating/jealousy/envy is its own torturer.

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Humz, Clearly you haven’t been on Thatgrapejuice because Rihanny, Taylor Swift, Ciara, Beyonce and Gaga fans are the worst. And not all Nicki fans are like that. I’m a die hard Nicki fan but Jay Z is one of my top 3 favorite rappers. Unlike those people on thatgrapejuice.net I actually am a fan of all artist. But only Jay Z, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj gets my money.

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    Humz Reply:

    @channel_ROMAN, I’m talking about rappers here. I follow rap news sites and I’m observing what I see. Of course I don’t mean all Nicki fans do it, but the only people I see doing it are Nicki fans.

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    thedon Reply:

    @NickiMfan, Tell Nicki to retire first.. she is overrated af

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    Briiiii Reply:

    @thedon, you a nicki harder tell your old ass fav to retire

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    Jalea Reply:

    @NickiMfan, You’re embarrassing Nicki by doing this.

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    Briiiii Reply:

    @NickiMfan, lmaoooo I agree

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    BadBitch Syndrome Reply:

    @NickiMfan, stop you are an embarrassment to the queen, Nicki’s third album is called the PinkPrint and she is paying homage to Jay z so chill. Jay z is a legend u should be stoned for disrespecting him

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    jeanne Reply:

    @NickiMfan, and that that wife of his with him. We want new faces and new music.

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  5. EL

    I’m not a Holy Grail fan. The hook sounds too forced in my humblest of opinions.

    BUT, the video is tough! Especially the styling.

    Nice, Hov.

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  6. anon

    fuck**g insaaane!! love it!

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  7. Briiiii

    This video is not about shit people riding Justin and jay z nuts because Justin can’t sing at all nor dance he played out and he is not the king of pop nor r&b ther is plenty of artists who is better then him

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    B-Rad Reply:

    @Briiiii, Name one??? Who Chris Brown Trey Songz… BullShit!! If you think anyone of them artist are better than JT… JT is A FUCKING LEGEND!! Member of one of best selling male groups of all time and his own solo career out all 3 of his albums alone has outsold your faves whole career all together. Now come again when you know some true facts, Thanks and Please!!

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    kate Reply:

    @B-Rad, do you know what mean ‘legend’? JT is not legend

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    True Story Reply:

    @kate, Do you know how to form a proper sentence??? Ok then stfu. The definition of Legend just to shut your ass up: Someone who has made history, an extremely famous or notorious person, esp. in a particular field. JT has made History with Nsync and with his own albums he has broke records, sold millions. What else do u want?

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    Hov The God Reply:

    @True Story, THANK YOU. Cant deny that. Facts Only (Jay Z Voice)

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  8. JHP

    One of the best music videos I’ve seen this year, but this chopped up version of the song is kind of annoying to listen to lol.

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  9. kate

    shut the f.ck up talking about ugly, talentless f.ke nicki minaj this news is about living legend JAY Z and stop talking about animal nicki minaj !!!!!!!! OMFG !!!

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  10. kate

    i want video for Nickles & Dimes

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    I Reply:

    @kate, YES! love that song

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  11. princess

    Jt is the president of pop first ever mind no mother fucker will ever be able to hold a candle to him so build a bridge and gtfo it.

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  12. Coco

    By far one of jay z’ best video !!!!! Love it !

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  13. Carmel

    “Just sitting in the dark… with my big ole’ gold chain…”

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    marc Reply:

    @Carmel, lol lol he knows that’s how he going to be looking after he spends his millions trying to keep bey relevant and she flops anyway. he’ll be back to the projects. everyone knows she dont love him.

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @marc, Lmfaooo, Do ya really believe the crap ya be saying?

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  14. Mr. Fye

    THIS Shit right here is hot af

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  15. Fanofall

    Lol nicki is brought up every post. I salute her for being so relevant. Positive or Negative.

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  16. bibi93

    Good

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  17. bigman

    I am not really a jay z listener because I think he’s overrated but he really went ham on this.

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  20. Hugh

    As Jay said in the Samsung trailer

    Woooooooo

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  21. cloud9ne

    The video is dope, let’s just leave it at that yeah? Yeah.

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  22. sunny

    Once again Jay doing what he does best. I think this hit issss Timeless. Hats off to my man Justin Timberlake, he killed the chorus!!!

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