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Beyoncé and Jay-Z's latest collaboration is in the wild—aptly enough on Independence Day.
"Part II (On the Run)," a sultry track from the superstar couple off H.O.V.A.'s latest album, Magna Carta… Holy Grail, leaked online on the Fourth of July holiday Thursday—the same day his new record dropped via digital download.
"Who wants that perfect love story anyway anyway / Cliché cliché cliché. Who wants that hero love that saves the day anyway, cliché cliché cliché," Bey croons in an airy prelude.
A mid-tempo beat and Jay's rhymes soon follow.
"I'm an outlaw, Got an outlaw chick / Bumping 2Pac, on my outlaw s--t / Matching tats, this ink don't come off / Even if rings come off off, if things ring off," the hip-hop star raps.
The slow jam is a worthy sequel to their 2003 ditty "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" off Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love album and the first time the two performers got together musically.
To celebrate the release of Magna Carta and their latest creation, the duo attended a star-studded listening party hosted by Samsung Wednesday in Brooklyn, where they were all smiles as they hit the dance floor.
Beyoncé looked fabulous in jean cutoffs and white lace jacket and top and high heels while Jay-Z was casually dressed in sneakers, black pants, white t-shirt and black jacket and was seen sipping on what appeared to be cognac.
Other notable celebrity pals in attendance included Tyson Beckford, Raekwon, Nick Cannon and producer and rapper Timbaland, who produced a majority of the tracks on Magna Carta and appears in that ubiquitous TV ad for it that's been airing lately.
Jay-Z's twelfth studio effort is expected to debut with platinum status after the Recording Industry Association of America announced it would change its rules and begin counting digital sales toward gold and platinum certification. And that's even after the 43-year-old MC gave away for free one million copies of the album as part of a deal with the phone giant, which offered copies to its Samsung Galaxy customers.
Magna Carta… Holy Grail, which has been winning rave reviews from music critics who have praised it for its themes of family and spirituality, is set to hit retail brick-and-mortar stores on July 7.