News: Jay-Z Decodes "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Track [Video]

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 9:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Less than a week away from its release, rap mogul Jay-Z has provided the backstory to his Magna Carta Holy Grail song, "Heaven."

Much like the title suggests, Young Hov confirms his new track is centered on various religious perceptions.

"This song is like, toying with the idea of being on heaven or hell on Earth. No matter what religion you are, accept other people's idea because have 'you' ever been to heaven? Have you ever seen, you know what I'm saying? My idea is heaven is in your daughter's laughter. Hell could be if your child is missing for three minutes, you're in three minutes of hell. It's just not my beliefs that a just God will make you burn to eternity for free will that he gave you." (YouTube)

Yesterday, a finalized and detailed Magna Carta Holy Grail tracklisting surfaced.

After getting the initial tracklist last week, the full tracklist, along with featured artists, has been officially released for Jay-Z's upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail album. As shown below, guests include Rick Ross, Beyonce, Frank Ocean, and Justin Timberlake. Magna Carta Holy Grail drops July 4th to one million Samsung Galaxy users, with a official date of July 7th for everyone else. 1. "Picasso Baby" 2. "Heaven" 3. "Versus" 4. "Tom Ford" 5. "Beach Is Better" 6. "F***WithMeYouKnowIGotIt" ft. Rick Ross 7. "Oceans" ft. Frank Ocean 8. "F.U.T.W." 9. "Part II (On The Run)" ft. Beyonce 10. "BBC" 11. "La Familia" 12. "Jay-Z Blue" 13. "Nickles & Dimes" 14. "Holy Grail" ft. Justin Timberlake 15. "Open Letter" (Baller Status)

Contributing producer Swizz Beatz gave fans an idea of what to expect this week.

He continues: "[Fans] always want to go back to the classics. You always have that hunger of 'Man, why didn't he didn't he just... Man, he's supposed to...' It's always going to be that. For the first time in a long time I think someone solved that problem. He did that with this album." (VIBE)

The album has sparked widespread interest and even motivated rap executive Master P to consider similar business ventures.

"To be honest with you, I think it's genius to partner up with a technology company," Master P said of Jay's big moves. "I'm working on [my album] right now and hopefully Verizon will call me real soon." P went with his new idea, continuing, "My next record... I'll drop it through them and do it at a football game or something," he said, laughing and saluting Hov for continuing to think outside of the box. (MTV)

Check out Jay-Z's footage:

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