Jay-Z Announces Upcoming Album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’
Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z’s upcoming album, will be released next month, the rapper announced during the NBA Finals.
Jay-Z made the announcement regarding his 12th studio album in a three-minute promo video during a break in the action of Sunday’s NBA championship game. In the video, featuring Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and Rick Rubin, the hip-hop star says, “The album is about this duality of how do you navigate your way through this whole thing, through success and through failures, and remain yourself.”
"We don't have any rules, everybody is trying to figure it out," Jay-Z says. "That's why the Internet is like the Wild West. The Wild Wild West. We need to write the new rules."
Samsung has already purchased a million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail for $5 apiece to give away to the first million Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 owners who download a particular app, reported The Wall Street Journal The app will hit the app store June 24. Samsung’s bulk purchase alone will see Magna Carta Holy Grail hit platinum sales – making Jay-Z the first artist to have an album go platinum prior to its release.
Magna Carta Holy Grail is set to be released July 4. It’s Jay-Z’s first solo studio album since The Blueprint 3 in 2009.
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