Jay-Z Loses His Religion, Samples R.E.M. On ‘Heaven’

Judging from the just-released lyrics, Magna Carta Holy Grail is going to be deep.

Fans haven’t heard a single from Jay-Z‘s upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail, but judging from a couple of choice song lyrics, it seems that Hov is digging into some pretty deep stuff on his new album.

A day after the lyrics to “Holy Grail” were released online, team Jigga has released lyrics to “Heaven” via the same Samsung phone app that will deliver the album to Hov diehards on July 4. While “Holy Grail” seems to be tackling the pains of celebrity, on “Heaven,” Jay questions religion and once again shoots down rumors that he is part of the Illuminati — and recycles a R.E.M. lyric as well.

“Question religion/ Question it all/ Question existence/ Until them questions are solved,” reads the lyrics sheet before the chorus to R.E.M.’s 1991 rock classic “Losing My Religion” are to be recited.

On “Holy Grail” Hov and JT borrows from another 1991 rock classic, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” It is still unclear on how both these songs will sound, but judging purely off the lyrics, neither cut is “Big Pimpin’” in the slightest.

Jay still manages to stunt, even while being thoughtful he still drops juxtaposed lines about his Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and luxury Maybach. “Getting ghost in the Ghost/ Can you see me/ Can you see me/ Have mercy on Judas/ Angel wings on a ‘ghini/ I’m/ Secular tell the hecklers/ Seckle down/ Y’all religion creates division/ Like my Maybach partition,” Jay is expected to rhyme when the song is finally released.

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