Rap mogul Jay-Z has reportedly leaned on Def Jam star Rick Ross, wife Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and more to help push his upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail album.
After a few sneak peeks, a finalized tracklisting for Jigga’s highly anticipated solo effort is now available.
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 time around.
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)
Last weekend, the solo effort’s tracklisting revealed Magna Carta Holy Grail would be thirteen records deep.
On the corner of Carlton Ave in Brooklyn, Jay-Z fans were handed binders containing the tracklist to Magna Carta Holy Grail. No word on features, but known producers include: Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Rick Rubin, and Pharrell. Album drops downloads on July 4th. 1. Picasso Baby 2. Heaven 3. Versus 4. Tom Ford 5. Beach Is Better 6. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt 7. Oceans 8. F.U.T.W. 9. Part II (On The Run) 10. BBC 11. La Familia 12. Jay-Z Blue 13. Nickles & Dimes (Rap Radar)
Jay’s decision to partner with technology giant Samsung has impressed various hip-hop greats like Diddy and Master P.
“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)