June 27, 2013 13:52

Jay-Z collaborates with Frank Ocean on 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

R'n'B singer will appear on new collaboration 'Oceans'

Jay-Z collaborates with Frank Ocean on 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

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Frank Ocean will appear on Jay-Z's new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail', it has been confirmed.

Ocean, who released his solo debut 'Channel Orange' in 2012, will appear on a song titled 'Oceans'. The collaboration was confirmed via the release of the songs lyrics through Jay-Z's Samsung app yesterday (June 26). Featured among the songs lyrics are a number of watery references including Jay-Z's line: "I'm on the ocean/ I'm in heaven/ Yachting/ Ocean 11."

As revealed earlier this week, Jay-Z's new album will use lyrics taken from REM's 'Losing My Religion' and 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana. The lyrics to the REM hit will feature on new song 'Heaven', which was revealed via Jay-Z's Samsung app on June 25. The chorus of "That's Me in the corner/That’s me in the spotlight/Losing my religion" is used repeatedly, while Jay-Z's own lyrics include the line, "Conspiracy theorist screaming/lluminati/They can't believe this much skill is in the human body". Jay-Z also uses lyrics from Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' on 'Holy Grail', a collaboration with Justin Timberlake.

'Magna Carta Holy Grail' was thought to be going platinum ahead of its proper release because of a deal made with Samsung. However a spokesperson for the Official UK Charts company told NME that music which is given away for free does not qualify towards the Official Charts. "Legitimate purchases of Jay-Z's album will count, however, as usual," they added. One million copies of the album will be given away for free to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users 72 hours ahead of the record's official release on July 4.

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