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

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Jay-Z

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.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Jamie T postpones further European dates due to 'continued illness'
Sky Ferreira unveils new song 'Guardian' - listen
James Blake remixes Gorillaz' 'Feel Good Inc' - listen
Bombay Bicycle Club: U2's album giveaway 'just shows how disconnected they are from...
Jamie T reveals Courtney Barnett influence on latest album 'Carry On The Grudge'
Ed Sheeran adds third date to Wembley Stadium run
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom declares himself 'broke' as legal costs mount up
Tribute gig for Jack White bandmate Ikey Owens to be held in Texas
The Smiths' drummer Mike Joyce to act in BBC Radio 4 play
The Libertines release short Roger Sargent-directed 'visual history' film online – watch
Take That reject Spotify by partnering with Google
U2 and Bono named 'least influential figures of 2014' by GQ
The National pay tribute to London's Buffalo Bar during final 'Trouble Will Find...
War On Drugs frontman admits Sun Kil Moon album is one of his 2014 highlights
Pond announce February 2015 UK tour dates
Creed singer Scott Stapp left 'penniless', living in budget hotel room following...
BRIT Awards announce shortlist for 2015 Critics' Choice Award
Sia 'saddened to be getting shit' for no-show at Australian Arias; gives gongs away on...
Future Islands fear 'Letterman' performance will be 'the bane of our existence'
Arctic Monkeys help push UK vinyl sales past million mark for first time in two decades
Jonny Greenwood performs with the London Contemporary Orchestra – watch
Cat Power debuts new song live – watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM