June 30, 2013 12:27

Jay-Z collaborates with Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell on new track 'BBC'

Nas, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz also feature on 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' track

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Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell will feature on Jay-Z's new track 'BBC', it has been confirmed.

Nas, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz will also feature on the 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' track. The collaboration was confirmed via the release of song lyrics through Jay-Z's Samsung app on Friday (June 28). You can view the full lyric sheet, via Missinfo.tv, here.

As revealed last 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. It was revealed on Thursday (June 27) that Frank Ocean features on the aptly-named track 'Oceans'.

'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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