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Jay-Z’s Subway Buddy Reviews ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’


Ellen Grossman became famous for not knowing who someone famous was. If you remember, Grossman was the woman who sat next to Jay-Z on a New York City subway train as the then partial owner of the Brooklyn Nets made his way over to the Barclays Center.

Now, that little old lady who you thought knew nothing about hip-hop is back and reviewed Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” for MTV. Grossman says she feels Jay was very reflective on the album and went deep in making the project.

“It sounds like he’s really going deep into his heart and into fatherhood and even the meaning of fame,” Grossman said regarding her early impressions. “[He’s saying] that the money’s nice, but there’s life beyond that, that he’s exploring. I picked that up from the papers but I felt it in the man too, when I met him. That he had a depth to him.”

Grossman reviewed three tracks (‘Holy Grail,’ BBC” and ‘Part II (On The Run)’) for the feature. Listen/watch what she had to say about “Magna Carta Holy Grail” below.

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