The 5 Tracks On Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail That Everyone Is Talking About (Including “Holy Grail”)

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“Oceans (feat. Frank Ocean)

We’re all in on this track, one of the heaviest on MCHG. The Grammy-darling Ocean sings the hook, and his expressive voice lays the groundwork for Jay-Z to ponder the African-American experience. As Hov himself explains it, “It sounds like a celebration of where we are now on some big yacht, throwing champagne in the water. But the undertow of the thing is that this is the same water that brought us here originally as slaves, so it has this whole duality and even how we re-write history, the stories we were told about the history of America.”