holy grail jay z

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What’s up everybody? I decided to give y'all a some more Weeknd/Polaroid-style album covers. These have been very successful for my blog and I gotta thank everyone who has been liking, reblogging, commenting, everything. It is greatly appreciated. Enjoy!

Jay Z, as seen in the Anthony Mandler-directed visual for his and Justin Timberlake’s 4x Platinum-selling single “Holy Grail,” filmed in Los Angeles in August 2013.

The video premiered on Facebook on August 29, almost two months after it was released as a single. The video’s premiere made social media history, as it was the first video by a major artist to debut strictly on the platform.

The opulent piece was dark and dramatic, with Hov and Timberlake surrounded by both the successes and the pitfalls of fame. The musical arrangement used in the video was different than the album version the track, with pitch shifted vocals and Hov’s first verse coming before JT’s gut-wrenching solo.

Styled by June Ambrose, Hov is wearing a 11-pound/5kg gold Cuban Link chain made exclusively for him by Rafaello & Co., and an Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak Openworked Perpetual Calendar” timepiece ($136,500). It is a favorite among serious collectors for the incredible ultra-thin perpetual movement, the open-worked dial, and the wearability of the classic Royal Oak case.