Jay Z Feat. Justin Timberlake 'Holy Grail?' More Like 'Holy FAIL!'


For starters, I have no fucking idea what this song is about. So if you have come here for that deep shit lyrical analysis, then you are in the wrong place.

i have no idea what's going on

But there is one thing that I do know and that is Jay Z has lost his edge.

“What I do, I took her back, fool me twice
That's my bad, I can't even blame her for that”

“Why you mad, take the good with the bad
Don't throw the baby out with the bath water”

I mean what is this, The Little Book of Clichés?

little book of cliches

Jay Z is a walking fucking contradiction.

In one Cuban cigar laced breath, the husband of the face of Pepsi is lambasting the paparazzi and the “cult of celebrity” for which they are responsible.

“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”

But in the next, he is essentially celebrating the fact that he is the very product of all of that shit.

“Nigga you survived
You still getting bigger nigga
Living the life, Vanilla wafers
In a villa, illest nigga alive”


And I have not even mentioned Justin fucking Timberlake.

“And baby, it's amazing I'm in this maze with you”

Go and tell your girlfriend that “it is amazing that you are in this maze with her” and tell me what reaction you get?

“You're so unfair sipping from your cup
Till it runneth over, Holy Grail”

I am sorry, what? People actually talk like this in 2013?

talk normally

And speaking of “Holy Grail” blasphemy occurs brethrens when Jay and Justin defile Nirvana's “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in the bridge.

So you have to go to cemeteries to dig up your hooks nowadays, Jay? I can hear Kurt Cobain rolling in his grave from here (shut up, I know he was cremated).


And in order to “unlock” these lyrics, I had to send some kind of promotional tweet anyway. What the actual fuck, Jay? Are you really that desperate for attention?

But I think that I finally worked out what this song is about. Selling out! So maybe it is some kind of holy self fulfilling prophecy?

“Holy Grail?” More Like “Holy FAIL!”