Hip-Hop Mogul Jay-Z has revealed the artwork for his new album ¡®Magna Carta Holy Grail¡® ¨C surprisingly next to the actual Magna Carta in the Salisbury Cathedral!
The Dean of Salisbury, the Rev. June Osborne, said he was delighted to have Jay-Z choosing the cathedral to announce the rapper¡¯s latest album.
¡°We are delighted that Jay-Z has chosen Salisbury Cathedral, home to the finest of the four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta, as the location for the global premiere of his artwork for ¡®Magna Carta Holy Grail¡®,¡±
¡°We know how important Magna Carta, and all it represents, is to people across the globe. The ideals it embodies are still relevant today. Jay-Z, through his album, is creating a huge awareness of this historic document and its modern significance to a huge audience in the run up to its 800th anniversary in 2015.
¡°We hope to welcome many of his fans here this summer to see the artwork in the Chapter House alongside our Magna Carta.¡±
The cathedral is one of the resting places of the last four copies of the Magna Carta, the citizens¡¯ charter issued all the way back in 1215. Fans of cathedral and now of the rapper, can come visit the framed artwork of the album, between 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday-Saturday and 12.45pm to 3.45pm on Sundays.
It was also revealed that that Jay-Z used lyrics from both REM¡®s ¡®Losing My Religion¡® and ¡®Smells Like Teen Spirit¡® by Nirvana, in the album, which will be release on July 4th.
The ¡®Magna Carta Holy Grail¡¯ tracklisting is:
¡®Beach Is Better¡¯
¡®F**kWithMeYouKnowIGotIt¡¯ (Feat. Rick Ross)
¡®Oceans¡¯ (Feat. Frank Ocean)
¡®Part II (On The Run)¡¯ (Feat. Beyonc¨¦)
¡®Nickles & Dimes¡¯
¡®Holy Grail¡¯ (feat. Justin Timberlake)