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Jay-Z and Samsung Team Up to Launch New Album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” – Free to Download for Galaxy Owners on July 4

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Samsung told us that they were announcing something with Jay-Z this Sunday, during the NBA Finals, and they have delivered.  During a 3-minute ad, Jay-Z is captured in the studio with producer heavyweights Rick Rubin, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell as they unveil the name of his new studio album called “Magna Carta Holy Grail” along with a release date for it of July 4. 

But where this involves Samsung is the key. If you own a Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, or the newly released Galaxy S4, you have a chance to get the entire new album for free 72 hours before the rest of the world.

Samsung will publish a Magna Carta app to the Google Play store on June 24 that you will need to download to your phone. Then, once the clock hits 12:01AM Eastern on July 4, the app will unlock a download of the album to the first 1 million people who installed the app. So yes, you get Jay-Z’s new album first. That, is awesome.

For more info, hit up the Magna Carta site.


  • MotoRazHer

    The Goat.

  • It’ll be free for me??

  • Josh Shaw

    Good thing I own an S3, don’t really listen to Jay-Z much anymore.

  • [[[…babysmoker…]]]

    I have to have it to them; this is brilliant.

    • [[[…babysmoker…]]]


  • burpootus

    Not familiar with Jay Z or his music. Was watching the game and when this ad came on, I thought it was a Saturday Night Live style joke of some kind.

  • CBNforum

    I have Google Play Music all access… I don’t need another useless App on my phone

  • … and this is why Samsung will continue to crush HTC and Motorola.

  • azndan4

    Typical pop garbage

  • VoiceofSky

    Meh ..he’s ok ..Would of prefered an EDM artist ,rap is dead,todays hip-hop is..well not so hip-hop lol..

    • Skittlez

      According to the rest of the world, Jay-Z is bigger than any EDM artist, so this was pretty solid of Samsung.

      oh, and would’ve*

  • jzwerlz43

    thanks but i prefer to listen to classic/hard rock and metal…. aka the good stuff.

    • JoshGroff

      Same here, but ever since Collision Course came out, I have to at least respect Jay-Z.

    • col3rsc

      It’s sad when someone complains about free stuff.

      • jzwerlz43

        I’m not sure where here I say I’m complaining about something being free. I love free things and would gladly take it if it was music I would enjoy which it isnt

      • Gheydar Johnson

        So if somebody was to pound your back door for no charge you would have no complaints? I am not surprise.

        • Skittlez

          lol, no one’s forcing you to download the app. it’s an option. it’s someone walking by while you’re outside, offering you free cookies, and if you don’t like the flavor, you just say no thanks, and they continue walking.

    • matti861

      Samsung knows what sells and sorry classic/hard rock and metal just doesnt cut it lol

      • jzwerlz43

        Ur point is unfortunately true… As much as I hate jay z. At least u have a valid point. Unlike this other guy who claims I’m complaining about having free stuff when I’d just rather pay for something I enjoy than take something for free that i dont even want.

        • matti861

          I was just joking with you anyway bro lol. Who cares who the artist is Samsung went out of their way to get us a free album. Who else’s manufacturer can say that?

    • Skittlez

      Good is subjective

    • 1ofdakoolkidz

      I’d like to know what you consider classic rock and metal?

    • alamoe

      AKA the artists no one would get excited about

  • This is associate spectacular article! i favor your views on this subject which i assume masses like you. thanks for sharing your data.

  • Michael Pahl

    Just use MarketHelper and spoof playstore into thinking you have S4

    • MotoRazHer

      I tried that and it didn’t work for me. It started downloading and cancelled out and dissappeared.. tried 5 times!

  • Sporttster

    Jay who?….

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio


      • Sporttster

        That helps alot….never heard of the guy. Of course I never got into the hippity hoppity whatever……

        • Skittlez

          you must live under a rock, no offense

  • inzandity

    It’s amazing how many people can complain even when free stuff is handed to them. For me, I will give it a download and a listen – probably only once, but I will give it a shot. I haven’t minded some of his stuff in the past.

  • jeffrey pham

    It’s always funny to me that people with wealth/talent are always criticized by those with neither.
    this album will be AWESOME!!! great look samsung!!!!!

    • Droidzilla

      Yeah, like Justin Bieber. I bet you’re a fan and never criticise him.

      • Tyler Durden

        Jay z has made a name for himself in every which way. Bieber is a lip synching homo.

      • Skittlez

        you can’t even compare the 2….

        • Droidzilla

          I wasn’t comparing the two; I was simply pointing out the fallacious thinking that success is linked to talent.

  • Eric

    So will this work on a rooted gs3 I wonder….

  • No thanks. I prefer REAL hip-hop. {{-_-}}

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Yes “Real” hip hop . . . . What do you consider “Real” hip hop?

      • nvitone23


        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Man there is so much crossover between Jay and Nas. Only difference is Jay knew when to change his style up for the new generation. Nas didn’t which is why Jay will always outsell Nas.

          • nvitone23

            you mean go pop?

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Lol now I know you don’t listen to Jay. Pop? Lol. Name one of his albums that’s “Pop”? Just stop lol.

        • alamoe

          Nas hasn’t had a great album since Illmatic. His music is like audio tranquilizers.

  • XvierX

    I’ll be late fo dat….

  • 213ninja

    i find it hilarious that people think Jay-Z has no talent…mainly in a way that i’m laughing at you not so much with you though… good looking out on the free album Samsung.

    • Eric

      I’ve never really liked his music (except for a couple of songs) but he still has more talent than today’s “hip-hop” artists.

  • Michael

    It’ll be free for me on All Access.

    • Skittlez

      technically, it’s not free

      • michael arazan

        Basically paying 7.99-10 dollars a month to “lease” 100’s of thousands of songs and albums, and listen to radio stations of individual genres/.

      • Once I add it to my library I could in theory, cancel my membership to All Access and still have the songs.

        • alamoe

          No. You would only keep the music you uploaded or bought.

          • Already tried it, on the Music Manager application (the one you download to your desktop computer) there is an option to download the entire library which includes songs / albums added through all access!

    • ChuckDz3

      any luck getting the album through all access? been trying all day. and only the pay option is there.

  • Fistacuffs

    Too bad that fugly no talent clown didn’t stay in Cuba with his big bootied ho.

    • 213ninja

      you mean goat?

      • Fiorta

        Top 5. Not goat.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio


    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Stop yourself.

    • Tony Byatt

      The hate is strong in this one…

  • Tony Sebro

    C’mon, now. We all know that the only way to market an album in 2013 is with a celebrity child birth.

  • Yes

    I’ll be getting it before it comes out anyways…once the leak is online.

  • Skittlez


  • TheCheapGamer

    Sorry Samsung, this is no reward for owning your product.
    You’d have to upgrade me to an S4 free of charge before I listened to any crap.

    • Craig

      I couldn’t have said it better. Samsung should save it’s money and invest in product rather than sponsor this no talent waste of a human.

      • Skittlez

        lol no talent

      • armandolara94

        Samsung isn’t sponsoring Jay-Z.. Jay-Z is sponsoring Samsung by using his “cool name” and hit different demographics. Jay is the one getting paid after all.

  • NexusMan


  • yellowflash94

    only reason im interested in this album is because of Pharrell

    • Can’t rap, terrible singer, mediocre beats. Overrated. {{-_-}}

      • Skittlez

        if he couldn’t carry a tune, i’d say he’s a terrible singer. not great, but not terrible

      • Fiorta

        Jay doesn’t sing, so that comment is dumb. Can’t rap? I’d be curious who you think can? This fool probably thinks Wayne is amazing.

        • Daistaar

          Pretty sure he was talking about Pharell

  • Tyler

    Guess my Galaxy Nexus isnt good enough for Samsung …

    • LiterofCola


    • Tyler Durden

      Not good enough for anybody *


      mine either..now i’ll just illegally download the leak, oh well

  • robniep

    Is LeBron James still endorsed by Samsung or is that deal over?

  • Enigma2u

    Thats cool if that’s how u feel but I think this is a win-win situation honestly Samsung did not have to do this but they did so why complain about it keep your negative remarks to yourself I applaud a company trying to give me more after I purchased an item that’s rare these days

  • Justin Kos

    Someone’s going to edit their init.d and upload it to pirate bay at 1202

    • I was starting to think that I was the only one hoping for this! lol

  • anezarati

    Samsung bought a million copies of Jay-Z’s album and paid $5 for each one. Platinum before its even released, if SoundScan counts them.

    • michael arazan

      I remember hearing about music companies doing that in the past to help artist and inflate sales to get songs into top twenty, just like a marketing ploy

  • jpippo4

    Hov, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beats, Pharrell, and Timbaland. That’s what Samsung just brought you. Have fun with that white dude, Apple.

    • Tim Casey

      Apple hasn’t bought me any black people?
      So behind the times.

      • jpippo4

        Rick Rubin is white, but nice try.