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Jay-Z Shares Lyrics for ‘Magna Carta’ Track Featuring Beyonce

Rapper releases outlaw lyrics from ‘Part II (On the Run)’



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For the rollout of his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z has been dropping lyrics for album cuts via its Samsung app. The latest is “Part II (On the Run),” which features Beyoncé.

The track – which reads like something of a sequel to Hov’s “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” which also featured Bey – tells the tale of a bad boy and his good girl who are on the lam from the cops, the girl turning the boy good, the boy turning the girl bad.

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“She fell in love with the bad guy/ The bad guy/ What you doing with them rap guys/ Them rap guys/ They ain’t see potential in me girl/ But you see it/ If it’s you and me against the world/ Then so be it,” goes the track.

The lyrics for “Part II (On the Run)” follow up previous lyrical installments like the Frank Ocean-featuring “Ocean.” “Holy Grail,” which features Justin Timberlake, finds Jay copping lyrics from Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” In “Heaven,” the rapper references R.E.M.‘s “Losing My Religion.”


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