Jay-Z Announces New Album On New Samsung Commercial, Album Dropping July 4th (And July 7th)
Mr. Carter has announced his brand new studio album in conjunction with his brand new Samsung deal.
Jay-Z’s Samsung deal–rumored to be worth $20 million–is officially official. Tonight during the NBA Finals, Jay and Samsung aired the new 3 minute “Inside Magna Carta Holy Grail” commercial that took viewers inside the studio to see the makings of Jay’s upcoming album.
The rapper is seen & heard talking to superproducers Rick Rubin, Pharrell, Timbaland & Swizz Beatz about the inspiration behind the new project. And he says he wants to create a revolution on the internet by writing new rules. And he wants to start those new rules with his new album that’s dropping on the 4th of July.
His first revolutionary idea: Have Samsung purchase 1 million albums (if Soundscan counts these as valid then dude is already platinum). Then get one million people to pay for an app so they can get an entire album for free.
Yep, Samsung users get the first exclusive bite at Jay’s new project. And it’s all because the first 1 million Samsung users to download the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” app on June 24th and get the album for FREE on July 4th. The rest of the world gets it three days later on the 7th. All just in time for Jay’s big stadium tour with Justin Timberlake kicking off July 17th.
Check out the full commercial below and the Magna Carta Holy Grail (reportedly the actual name of the album) website.