Rick Rubin Discusses His Involvement With Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’
Legendary producer Rick Rubin is setting the record straight on his actual involvement with Jay- Z’s upcoming album, ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail,’ and even confirmed that the Brooklyn-bred rapper is working on a new documentary.
Though the latter and a Young Hov worked together on the massive hit, ’99 Problems,’ it appears Rubin had little to no involvement with this new album, which he revealed in a recent interview with XXL.
“The point of me being in the commercials was that he’s filming a documentary and he asked me — I imagine he’s just comfortable talking to me — to come listen to the songs with him and talk about the songs,” he shares.
So Jay has a documentary up his sleeve? Interesting!
Rubin also admits that ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ is nothing like Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ — he serves as executive producer of the project. “It was a little different — after coming from Kanye’s sessions — to listen to Jay’s album, because they’re so different,” Rubin states. “I was in a very alternative and progressive headspace, and Jay’s record is a more traditional hip-hop record.”
His 12th studio album debuts on July 4 via the Jay-Z Magna Carta app available on Samsung Galaxy phones. The LP is expected to have features from Beyonce, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean and Justin Timberlake, among others.