Jay-Z keeps his momentum going with an appearance on the cover of New Musical Express Magazine.

Michael Stipe of REM has told NME that he is “thrilled” that Jay-Z chose to include lyrics by his band on his latest album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’. Speaking to NME as part of this week’s cover feature on the US rapper, Stipe discussed his relationship with Jay-Z and his reaction to words from his  song ‘Losing My Religion’ appearing on his new song ‘Heaven’. “I’ve known Jay  for a long time, he’s super cool, super grounded, super smart and super  talented,” says Stipe in the magazine, available digitally and on newsstands  from today (July 17). “I’ve always had the deepest respect for him, and his  music and choices. We’re thrilled (for our lyrics) to be included, it’s a really  great honour.

Magna Carta Holy Grail is available on iTunes and Amazon now. Read the cover story below.