While Jay-Z and Kanye West have built a magnificent catalog of music together since the early 2000's, it's safe to say this hasn't been without an argument or two in the studio. In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, Jay highlighted one particular disagreement during the Watch The Throne sessions that stretched four days.
The argument stemmed from two tracks, "Holy Grail" and "Oceans," which were both recorded with Hov's new album in mind. "We had this whole plan when me and Kanye did [the] Watch The Throne album that we would go right into our solos after that," Jay-Z explained. "Soon as I thought we had wrapped up Watch The Throne, I made two records - I had 'Holy Grail' and 'Oceans'."
After playing his new records for Kanye, the Chicago MC demanded they be used for their collaborative project. "He was like, 'No those have to go on Watch The Throne,' so we spent four days arguing about those records and I was explaining to him why it wasn't right for this project and I had a whole idea for making this album called 'Magna Carta'... 'Holy Grail' [part of] the name came after."