Jay-Z has unveiled the cover art for 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' - at Salisbury cathedral.
The Magna Carta is the bedrock of democracy, a document which must rank as one of the most important in the history of humanity. So naming a rap album in honour of it is hubristic in the extreme...
But then, that's exactly what we'd expect from Jay-Z. New album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' will arrive on Monday (July 8th), clad with a typically bombastic moniker.
This afternoon (July 3rd) Jay-Z unveiled the cover art in a manner which is both ludicrously over-the-top and remarkably subtle.
Placed next to the actual Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral, it's a curious juxtaposition - one which displays an overriding confidence alongside a self-effacing sense of humour. After all, who launches an album in Salisbury?
Check out the artwork next to the Magna Carta below.
'Magna Carta Holy Grail' is set to be released on July 8th. Tracklisting:
'Beach Is Better'
'Part II (On The Run)'
'Nickles & Dimes'