Listen to Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake after the jump.
The Timbaland-produced track opens with a haunting and impassioned hook sung by Justin, who boldly coos about a lover who is all “take take take” and no “give give give.” He sings: “You’d take the clothes off my back/ And I’d let you/ You’d still the food right out my mouth/ And I’d watch you eat it/ I still don’t know why, why I love you so much.”
Jay’s up next, and, in between a hefty sample of Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” spits about the pitfalls of fame: “Now I got tattoos on my body, psycho bitches in my lobby/ I got haters in the paper, photo shoots with paparazzi/ Can’t even take my daughter for a walk/ See em by the corner store, I feel like I’m cornered off/ Enough is enough, I’m calling this off.” Damn, way more emo than “Suit & Tie,” but we’re into it. Also, how happy are we that we got to hear Jay kinda sorta sing a little Nirvana? That’s definitely a moment.