Then there is Jay Z , who Mike Will produced the 55-second track “Beach is Better” on Hov’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail LP. Since the LP dropped in July fans have been clamoring for a full version. “I need to sit down with Hov,” Mike Will said before paraphrasing a conversation he had with their mutual friend and music industry power player Steve Stoute. “He was telling me that Hov was talking about ‘Beach is Better’. He was talking about getting back in and everything, but I might need to talk to Hov about letting me go ahead and get that full version and put it on Pt.3.” Mike Will has high hopes for his Est. in 1989 Pt.3 album; he’s dropped Pt. 1, Pt. 2 and Pt. 2.5 as free mixtapes online, but now that he’s signed to Interscope he’s ready to make his mark. Luckily for him he doesn’t have to look much further than his new labelmate Dr. Dre for inspiration.
Instead, the hip-hop tycoon opted for a less flashy mode of transportation. Passengers were shocked to see Mr. Carter ride alongside them on the London Underground with his entourage including Coldplays Chris Martin and Timbaland. They brought out their camera phones and snapped pics of the superstars, who interacted with their fellow riders. Casually getting on a train with Jay Z, Chris Martin, and Timbaland, tweeted one commuter, @aminott4 . This is not the first time Jay has taken public transportation to his concert. He rode the subway to his final show at Brooklyns Barclays Center last year. His fellow Roc Nation star Rihanna has also taken the tube to her O2 gigs. After wrapping the European leg at the end of October, Jay will bring his Magna Carter World Tour to the U.S. on Nov. 30. Check out the wild reaction when Hov is spotted at the station. Photo credit: INF Photo + FameFlynet
12. Martin and Timbaland later joined the hip-hop mogul on stage. The group was also spotted at Waterloo station in Central London. The ride costs about $7, or 4.50 pounds. The rapper was all smiles as he sat on the Jubilee line train, wearing a white T-shirt, black jacket and gold chains. While the rest of the gang looks happy, Martin doesn’t look as pleased to be riding the train. Some fans took to Twitter to share their excitement. “Seeing Jay Z on the tube getting mobbed arriving to O2!! # Buzzing Too starstruck to take a pic! # Jigga,” @fuses88 tweeted . @Its_EH shared “coming off the tube and I see Jay Z casually walking up the next escalator next to me EVERYONE GOES NUTS!!” Beyonce’s husband is in the middle of his Magna Carta Holy Grail Tour, with his next performance back at O2 on Oct. 14. It’s no secret that Jay Z likes to take the subway en route to his performances. H.O.V.A.