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Jay-Z Reveals 'Magna Carta' Track List Through Scavenger Hunt

Rapper sends fans on a quest through Brooklyn

Jay-Z performs at the So So Def 20th anniversary concert at the Fox Theater on February 23rd, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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June 23, 2013 10:29 AM ET

Jay-Z involved his fans in a heroic quest on Saturday, sending them out on a scavenger hunt whose reward turned out to be the track listing for his forthcoming new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Billboard reports that Jay-Z publicist Jana Fleishman tweeted out a series of photos and clues yesterday, and fans who guessed the location found her waiting with books containing the song titles. The prizes in Saturday's scavenger hunt revealed only the song titles, however, with no information about collaborators.

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The new information comes less than a week after the rapper announced his new album through a Samsung commercial aired during Game 5 of the NBA finals. The album will be available for free to Samsung users on July 4th and will be released to the public 72 hours later. 

Magna Carta Holy Grail Track List

1. Picasso Baby
2. Heaven
3. Versus
4. Tom Ford
5. Beach Is Better
6. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt
7. Oceans
8. F.U.T.W.
09. Part II (On The Run)
10. BBC
11. La Familia
12. Jay-Z Blue
13. Nickles & Dimes
14. Holy Grail (Bonus Track)
15. Open Letter (Bonus Track)

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