Jay-Z released his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail on a Samsung app Thursday, July 4th. Here’s a taste from the record. “Holy Grail” features tourmate Justin Timberlake and references Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with this refrain: And we all just / Entertainers / And we’re stupid / And contagious. (Jay’s apparently pretty into ’90s alt rock radio—another MCHG song, “Heaven” references R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion”) Courtney Love says she approved Jay’s “Holy Grail” riff on Kurt Cobain lyrics, but only after the song was finished. “They [used it] without asking, which is kind of nervy but the business side has been taken care of so it’s fine,” she told the Huffington Post.
Stream: Jay-Z f. Justin Timberlake, “Holy Grail”