It appears that Jay-Z's interview with Zane Lowe will bring forth quite a few surprises. According to NME, Jay revealed to Lowe that he started working on Magna Carta... Holy Grail cuts "Holy Grail" and "Oceans" around the time he was working on Watch the Throne with Kanye West. Both agreed that they would work on respective solo albums after that, but once Kanye heard both aforementioned songs, a (mild) four-day argument started about whether to use them for WTT or hold for MCHG.
"[There were] no lyrics on "Holy Grail" and I recorded "Oceans" and I played those records for Kanye. And he was like, 'No those have to go on Watch the Throne,' so we spent four days arguing about those records and I was explaining to him why it wasn't right for this project and I had a whole idea for making this album called Magna Carta... Holy Grail [part of] the name came after. Four days literally arguing... not like fighting. Well, there was some pushing at one point but not between us, just everyone else got a little excited."
The first part of the interview will be aired tomorrow (Monday, July 15) and the rest throughout the week. You can watch a teaser of the piece here.