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Jay-Z Debuts ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Artwork Next to the Actual Magna Carta [PHOTOS]

Jay-Z Magna Carta 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
Jay-Z, Life + Times

Jay-Z has revealed the cover art for his latest album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ — but instead of doing it the normal way, he did it by displaying it next to an actual copy of the Magna Carta. (We guess the Holy Grail was busy being fictional and couldn’t attend.)

The mini art installation has been set up in the Salisbury Cathedral in England, where one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta resides.

For you non-history buffs, the Magna Carta was a document created in 1215 that limited the power of the monarch, making it so they were no longer above the law. It was signed and brought about by the pretty useless King of England known as John Lackland, whom you may know better as the evil King John in the ‘Robin Hood’ stories.

In a statement, the Dean of Salisbury, the Very Revd June Osborne, said in part:

“We are delighted that Jay-Z has chosen Salisbury Cathedral, home to the finest of the four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta, as the location for the global premiere of his artwork for ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail.’ … Jay-Z, through his album, is creating a huge awareness of this historic document and its modern significance to a huge audience in the run up to its 800th anniversary in 2015. We hope to welcome many of his fans here this summer.”

Mr. Carter’s album cover will be on display through July, so if you’re at the Salisbury Cathedral, be sure to ignore the real work of historical significance.

We can’t wait to see what he does for his follow-up album, ‘Voynich Manuscript Atlantis.’

Jay-Z Magna Carta 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
Jay-Z, Life + Times
Jay-Z Magna Carta 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
Jay-Z, Life + Times
Jay-Z 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
Jay-Z, Life + Times

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