In the replies you can check out the lyrics to another upcoming Jay-Z track, titled "Heaven." The lyrics include a reference to R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion." Magna Carta Holy Grail releases on July 4th.
Yes, his lyrics have definitely dumbed down over time. Reasonable Doubt, Vol 1, 2, 3, and the first Blueprint are classics though. did you not like his recent stuff like Blueprint 3 or Watch the Throne?