Magna Carta...Holy Grail

from Jay Z – Ranking His Own Albums on Rap Genius

Meaning

What Hova says:

Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail


With one of the biggest deals in music history, Jay Z achieved 1 million sales weeks before the album was released thanks to Samsung, who delivered the album for free to Galaxy owners through a special app.

This obviously led to a lot of talk since sales numbers would be “fixed”, many people said that the album wasn’t good enough to sell big, breaking Hov’s streak of 11 platinum albums in a row.

The album obtained a 59 Metascore, making it Jay Z’s least acclaimed album ever. Nonetheless, the album featured a lot of well-acclaimed track such as Holy Grail and Tom Ford, both nominated for best tracks at the Grammys. The other tracks Jay Z nominated are Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit, Beach is Better, Oceans and On The Run Pt.2

You can check out the lyrics of the album here and the cover art breakdown here!

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