The Rundown: Jay-Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail

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"Picasso Baby"

Jay-Z hasn't collaborated with legendary producer DJ Premier since 1999's "So Ghetto" (his loss). But here we get the next best thing: Timbaland doing his best imitation. That's a compliment — these are some of Timbo's hardest, most screwface-inducing drums. There's even a total beat switch halfway through, much like Hov and Premier's classic "Million and One Questions." Inspired by the concrete beats, Jay is at his meanest: "They try to slander your man on CNN and Fox / My Mirandas don't stand a chance with cops," he raps.  

(Photo: Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

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