Listen to 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': First Track 'Holy Grail'

Jay-Z has very impressively managed to keep Magna Carta Holy Grail under lock and key, but in the middle of the night he gave away one million copies of the new album to Samsung Galaxy users. For the rest of us, the album does not officially come out for another 72 hours, but leaks have sprung up all over the web and HOV's own site Life + Times is officially streaming "Holy Grail," his collaboration track with Justin Timberlake. The track features a crooning Timberlake chorus, tight Jay lyrics, and a sample from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." 

The HOV-Timberlake duo most recently collaborated on Timberlake's "Suit & Tie", and "Holy Grail" sounds like they have another huge hit on their hands.


Check out the lyric sheet for Magna Carta's "Holy Grail" below as well as the trailer for the new album. 

 


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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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