Jay-Z revealed the lyrics for a new track titled “Oceans” off his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail, and it features vocals from none other than Frank Ocean. In a video released on the MCHG app, Jay explains the track is about a duality.
“No matter where I go in life, or things I accomplish when I walk into that room, your past still comes in with you … It’s like a celebration of where we are now, on some big yacht pouring champagne, but the undertow of the thing, is that the same water is the water that brought us here originally.”
This is the first time the two artists have collaborated since Watch The Throne.
In order to promote his album, rumor has it Jay-Z is planning a surprise performance atop the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theatre for July 8th, coinciding with his appearance on “The Late Night Show with David Letterman.” The rapper attempted to perform in the same spot back in 2010, but New York City rejected the request over concerns about security and crowd control.