Jay-Z pulls out another surprise from the sleeve of his Surface to Air crew neck. Building even more excitement for his Magna Carta Holy Grail album, Hov shares the lyrics for “Oceans” which, fittingly enough, features Frank Ocean. In the latest album promo, released via the Magna Carta app (available now exclusively to Samsung users), he explains the meaning behind the song:
It’s a celebration of where we are now. You know, on some big yacht throwing champagne in the water, but the undertone is this same water is the water that brought us here… originally, as slaves.
Jay-Z is expected to release the first album single, “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake, tonight. Magna Carta Holy Grail becomes available via the Samsung app July 4.
Check out the “Oceans” lyrics and Jay-Z’s explanation after the jump…