Jay-Z is going to be challenging his occasional collaborator, Kanye West, for the top of the charts.
The Brooklyn hip-hop king's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," is due out July 4, he announced - via a Samsung ad during Game 5 of the NBA Finals - Sunday night.
That's just a little more than two weeks after the new album from West, "Yeezus," which officially comes out tomorrow (though, naturally, it's already been leaked). Jay-Z and West joined forces on 2011's "Watch the Throne."
The three-minute Samsung ad, which aired just before the end of the second quarter of the matchup between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, required some attention from fans who were more likely wondering how big a lead the Spurs would take into the locker room at halftime. As Jay-Z chats with friends, including Pharrell Williams and Rick Rubin, he drops hints about the new record, implying the need to shake up the music business.
That's because the partnership with the electronics maker isn't just a sponsorship: Samsung will make "Magna Carta Holy Grail" available to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users for free 72 hours before the official release date. According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung paid $5 apiece for the albums - giving Jay-Z a cool $5 million in advance sales.
Jay-Z's last studio album, "The Blueprint 3," came out in 2009.
You can download the entire Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album in MP3 format for free from http://www.teamg0.com/threads/jay-z-magna-carta-holy-grail-full-album-mp3-download.496/
Will you PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Retire already. Im so sick of artists saying "im retiring" and then making 10 more Cd's. Go away J-Z and take the dwarf Kayne with ya!!
its jay Z
just keep banging that broad and shut up dude...you'll be fogotten soon enough
Is this really his best. He just has no class!!!!
what a great moment in history
alright I was masterbating about 24–but that's how we juiced you up...I don't think a roll on will work.
Does this mean any jobs for black young mean.
I like country music
I love country girls
I like Willie Nelson
And don't forget about Merele
There's only one thing that I hate,
Cause it's a bunch of cr-ap
I hate rap
I like nascar racing
Richard Petty's still the king
Yeah, they call me a red neck,
But you know that's a beautiful thing
There's only one thing that I hate,
Cause it's a bunch of c-rap
I hate rap
YOUR FILTH AT ITS BEST AND YOU DON'T BOFF YOUR MAN.--
Magna Carta Holy Grail?????? Why do I get the feeling that he has no clue what either of these things are? It is amazing that rappers put together words that they think make them appear intelligent, when in fact it only makes them seem ridiculous.
He's an artist?????
Welcome to America in the 21st century.
The musicians, play no musical instruments and cannot sing, our cinema is nothing but explosions and car chases (but no story), and nobody respects subtlety, dedication, perserverance (ask Chet Atkins how long it took him to play like that), or musical abilities that require yeas of patience to learn.
Today, we only value the "instant success" type of celebrity– there is not much good music today that will be remembered a month after the songs fall off the Billboard charts.
I agree partially that a vast majority of hip hop artists these days are commercial crap that couldn't make good music to save their life. I will also say that Jay-Z is NOT one of those artists. Jay-Z's lyrics are top notch story telling works of poetic art. If you dissect the lyrics I can guarantee you will be surprised by the talent. Myself Love all kinds of music and took professional guitar lessons for over a decade. I know how to write, read, and yes, play music. I was drawn to hip-hop by the vast variety in the instrumentals. The musical canvas over a hip-hop song can be anything from country, to pop, to rock, to classical. I Love making computerized instrumentals on my MacBook and find it enjoyable. There is a lot more work that goes into Hip-Hop than meets the eye. Granted ALOT of them are god awful (Lil Wayne) to name one... Jay-Z is not one of them. Respect their craft and enjoy. Just enjoy.
All these people writing Rap is not art, all rappers are talentless etc have obviously never really given it a chance. It is a truly strange style of music sometimes, so people assume that means it's bad – and yes it can be when done distastefully, but to deny there is a craft to it is wrong. There's a great amount of thought and time spent on the production values, the rythms are experimental and off beat, the sounds can be anything from old jazz to space electronics and the lyrics can be GENIUS! I also like death metal and techno. People should step out of their comfort zone with music sometimes.
When are these hip-hop artists going to figure out that commercial success, does not make you a good musician? Music is an ARTFORM, not an INDUSTRY.
Any person commenting on the lack of talent Jay-Z possesses is a complete fool. That would be like saying Lebron James "sucks at basketball." So if you only know Jay-Z as someone in People Magazine, and you never have listened to a full album of his, keep your mouth shut. He is a legend, and that is saying something about a rapper still living. Enough said. I am reminded of something I read and it applies to you: Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and prove everyone right.
I wouldn't download any of his or Kanye's music even if I got paid, let alone for free.
Cool. You know who cares about who you listen to? Absolutely nobody. Next time, say why you have a given opinion.
Jay-z Is a God, A King, The Greatest Of All Times, SHOW RESPECT!
This is obamas c o k e thug isn't it? This is just the kind of news obamas ignorant racist voters eat up!
Ugh, I'd wish he would just go away. Most overrated rapper ever.
Are there any rappers that aren't overrated? Seriously– never heard so much bravado out of guys claiming to be musicians, but play no musical instruments and cannot even sing a note in key (that's why they rap– which is basically talking to a rhythm).
I'm sorry boo it was too much we had too do something...
And we should care about this because......................????
If Sarah Palin is not some kind of a massive political joke in the USA, wheeled out to liven up the political scene from time to time with nonsensical displays of sheer and utter ignorance, then it is worrying. It is even more so if anyone other than a manic depressive suffering from a chronic lack of lithium takes this...female...seriously.
Too bad your PC GF will be a single mom by next year-another mouth for the welfare rolls to feed.
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