Friday, June 28, 2013

Magna Carta: Jay-Z Takes Us Into The World Of "Magna Carta Holy Grail"...A Master Piece In The Making...(Watch All Video Features)

Every since Jay's Father's Day announcement, during the NBA Finals, Jay has been taking us into the world of his brand new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" which he says "is about the struggles of fame and success."

"Magna Carta Holy Grail" is Jay's first album since fatherhood, and you can tell that fatherhood has made him wiser.  In the behind the scenes video features, Jay has appeared introspective and all about change and growth.  He talks of the every day struggles of life and maintaining a balance.

On tracks "Heaven" he talks about his views of heaven.  And how life can be both heaven and hell.  Saying that heaven can be hearing your child's laugh or seeing their smile.  While hell on earth could be, having your child go missing even for three minutes.  On "Jay-Z Blue", his dedication to Blue, he talks fears of fatherhood and wanting to be a great father.

While on his track "Oceans" which, features Frank Ocean, he talks about the journey, our journey through the Middle Passage and now his own journeys through the same waters.  And also the plight of African Americans.

"Magna Carta Holy Grail"  is a classic in the making.  It has all-star collaborations.  Jay teams up with B on "Part ll (On The Run)" and also on his modern-day posse cut, "BBC" which, also featuring Nas, Justin Timberlake, Timberland and Swizz Beatz.  Also rumored to be on the album is Rick Ross on the track "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt".

Check out all the "Magna Carta" video features and lyrics below.  The album is available July 4, to Samsung users and July 7, for everyone else.  I can't wait.

Inside "Magna Carta Holy Grail" :  Jay introduces and takes us into the meaning of "Magna Carta Holy Grail" on Father's Day, during Game 5 of the 2013 NBA Finals, Miami Heat -vs- San Antonio Spurs.  Which the Heat go on to win in Game 7, earning them a  Repeat Championship.

"One to Many":  For Hov it's all about setting #NewRules and setting new trends.  He's looking for that "radio moment"...that Hip Hop moment.

"Heaven":  Jay talks heaven, hell and religion.  And how life can be both heaven and hell.

"Holy Grail":  The struggle and trappings of fame.  Jay tells what he's learned from Hammer, Tyson and those before him.  It's the gifts and curses of fame.

"Jay-Z Blue":  Jay speaks of the love he has for, his daughter, Blue and also, his fears of fatherhood, and still worries about the effects --of his own dad leaving him, and wondering will it have an effect on his own fatherhood. 

"Oceans":  It's all about the journey.  How our past shapes our futures.  It's about the duality, and rewriting our history.

"4 More":  After months in the studio, even recording last June in the Hamptons with JT, Jay lets Timberland know, he's ready for "4 More"

The Official Track Listing:

1. Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)
 2. Picasso Baby
 3. Tom Ford
 4. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (feat. Rick Ross)
 5. Oceans (feat. Frank Ocean)
 6. F.U.T.W.
 7. Somewhere In America
 8. Crown
 9. Heaven
 10. Versus
 11. Part II (On the Run) (feat. Beyonce)
 12. Beach Is Better
 13. BBC (feat. Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell & Timbaland)
 14. Jay-Z Blue
 15. La Familia
 16. Nickels and Dimes

The Lyrics revealed via the app:

 --Princess Carter

Sources:  Life +Times,, GlobalGrind, Vibe & Rap-Up

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