Fans of "Magna Carta Holy Grail" may get the opportunity to hear the full versions of the album's two tracks that clock in at less than a minute. J-Roc, one of the "Magna Carta" producers, told XXL that Jay-Z had more than enough material for the album, forcing him to trim or cut some of it entirely.
"Versus" and "Beach Is Better," both spanning slightly more than 50 seconds, could feature on Jay-Z's next album. Discussing "Versus," J-Roc reportedly told XXL:
Well, get the next album, you might hear it as a real song the next time. I’m givin’ a little hint: That’s what those [tracks] are, just little hints. He has so many great tracks, he couldn’t just put them all on there, so we were like, this is what we’ll do, we’ll just give them a little hint. So later when they hear it again, they’ll be like, “Oh, s--t, this is what it’s supposed to be,” you know what I mean? So he’s a clever guy.
J-Roc produced nine of the album's 16 tracks, including "Beach Is Better." He plays a part on "Versus" as well, which was produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.