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

by (@unclegrambo)

Jay-Z Somewhereinamerica Lyrics


The beat of this track, which comes courtesy of Hit-Boy, reminds us more than a little of Kanye West’s “Heard ‘Em Say.” Thematically, it’s consistent with the rest of the album, as it revolves around Jay-Z’s existential struggles with being one of the richest black men in a country controlled by rich white men, and how white folk have misappropriated black culture. Despite this heavy subject matter, it contains what might go down as the album’s single most memorable line: “Somewhere in America, Miley Cyrus is still twerkin / Twerk Miley Miley twerk.” It’s a rare moment of levity (and also an acute social observation) on an album that’s primarily concerned with very heavy themes.

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