Jay-Z Drops the Lyrics to 'Holy Grail,' His New Track Featuring Justin Timberlake

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Singers Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Jay-Z doesn't write down his lyrics — he has someone else do that for him.

This week, the rap mogul amplified the hype on his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail by dropping the lyrics to what will presumably be the first single off his new release, "Holy Grail," which features his pal Justin Timberlake. Naturally, he did so via the Samsung Galaxy app — the same one that will unlock a digital version of the album for a million users before it goes on sale to the public.

"Holy Grail" visits familiar lyrical territory, with Jay waxing poetic about the trials and tribulations of fame. He raps the absurdity of the high life, with lines like, "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."

More interesting, however, are lines that seem to suggest serious discord at home — and will doubtlessly spark speculation. But it seems pretty clear that Jay is referring to his tumultuous relationship with fame when he drops these lines about infidelity: "But soon as all that money blows / All the pigeons take flight / F**k the fame / Keep cheating on me / What I do / I took her back / Fool me twice / That's my bad / I can't even blame her for that."

The song also includes lyrics from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit": "And we all just / Entertainers / And we're stupid / And contagious." Don't worry: Courtney Love approved the use of the lyrics, so she won't be ranting about this on Twitter anytime soon.
(via Billboard)

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