Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z completed the bulk of his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail within two weeks, according to producer The-Dream.
The hitmaker reveals he was in the studio working on new music with the rapper's wife Beyonce and fellow producer Timbaland in 2011 when he came up with the beat for what would become Jay-Z's title track, Holy Grail.
The song inspired the superstar, who had just completed his Watch The Throne collaborative project with Kanye West, to begin the creative process for his new album - and it all came together within a matter of days.
During an interview with Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Revolt.tv network, The-Dream says, "We wasn't even there to make a Jay album, we was there f**king with B (sic). He was just chilling. (He) heard that one f**king record and was like, 'Oh s**t. N**ga, let's go.' And the s**t took off. It was literally, the body (of the album), two weeks. Two weeks of work, easily."