Bonnie & Clyde are back.
Ten years after Jay-Z and Beyoncé first hooked up on “’03 Bonnie & Clyde,” the lovebirds are reprising their roles on “Part II (On the Run),” a new track off of Hov’s forthcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail LP.
Just as he has been doing all week, Jay released the lyrics to yet another MCHG track via the much-hyped Samsung smartphone app that will be used to deliver the album on July 4. Judging from the lyric sheet for “Part II” the duet will be both endearing and dangerous.
“I’m an outlaw/ Gotta outlaw chick/ Bumping Tupac/ On my outlaw sh–,” Jigga raps before making reference to the couple’s ring-finger tattoos. “Matching tatts this ink don’t come off/ Even if rings come off/ If things ring off/ My nails get dirty.”
While it doesn’t differentiate between Jay’s and Bey’s parts, but there are just some portions of the song that scream Hov.
When the couple first got together there was rampant speculation on how the pop princess would fare with the rapper witch a sketchy street past, with “Part II” Jay actually feeds into the notion even though their love has stood the test of time. “If you go to heaven and they bring me to hell/ Just sneak out and meet me/ Bring me a box of L’s,” he instructs before mocking the naysayers. “She fell in love with the bad guy/ The bad guy/ What you doing with them rap guys/ Them rap guys/ They ain’t see potential in me girl/ But you see it if it’s you and me against the world/ Then so be it.”
With only a week until he is set to release his album, Jay has yet to drop any songs from Magna Carta, only the lyrics to songs. So far “Holy Grail,” “Heaven,” “Oceans” and now “Part II (On the Run)” have been released.