Judging from the lyrics — which were released via a Samsung app designed to deliver Jay’s July 4 LP Magna Carta Holy Grail — Jay’s tackling the pitfalls of fame on the track, which will reportedly be released Tuesday on iTunes.
“The bright lights is enticing/ But look what it did to Tyson/ All that money in one night/ 30 mil for one fight,” the lyrics read, referencing famed Brooklyn boxing icon Mike Tyson.
To close the verse, Hov name drops Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain citing his 1994 suicide. Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love said in a recent interview that she recently cleared Jay to use lyrics from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Those lyrics appear on “Holy Grail,” presumably sung by Timberlake. “And we all just/ Entertainers/ And we’re stupid/ And contagious,” the sheet reads.
In the final verse, Jay reflects on his family life, particularly the difficulty he has spending time publicly with his daughter. “Photo shoots with the paparazzi/ Can’t even take my daughter for a walk/ See them by a corner store/ I’m cornered off,”
The lyric reveal is just the latest in MCHG ramp-ups. On Saturday, team Hov led fans through Brooklyn on a scavenger hunt and handed out binders with the full album track list to the winners. The book didn’t list any of the album’s features, but Jay has recently been photographed in the studio with Drake, Raekwon, Nas, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake.