After unveiling the tracklisting to his Magna Carta Holy Grail album over the weekend, Jay-Z offers up the lyrics to its title track.
On the Justin Timberlake-assisted “Holy Grail,” the hip-hop mogul reveals his struggles with fame and raising his daughter Blue Ivy in the spotlight.
“Blue told me to remind you ******/ **** that **** y’all talk about,” he raps, while using MC Hammer, Mike Tyson, and Kurt Cobain as examples of celebrities who fell from grace in the spotlight.
Later, Jay comments on not being able to live a normal life. “I got haters in the paper / Photo shoots with paparazzi / Can’t even take my daughter for a walk / See them by the corner store I feel like I’m cornered off / Enough is enough/ I’m calling this off,” he spits.
The lyric sheet (below) was revealed when the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” app went live on Google Play on Monday (June 24).
Magna Carta Holy Grail will drop on July 4th to the first one million Samsung Mobile users who download it… for free. Then, it’ll see a commercial release July 7th.