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Jay-Z Announces New Album; Will Be Free for a Million People: VIDEO


Jay-Z dropped a behind-the-scenes video yesterday featuring Rick Rubin, Timbaland, and Pharrell during game 5 of the NBA final to announce the launch of his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, which will be coming out free to one million people on July 4 in a massive deal with Samsung Galaxy.

The Next Web reports:

The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has paid $5 million for the content, although other media claim the deal could be worth as much as $20 million...Though they will get a heads-up on the album, Samsung users won’t be able to share the tracks with friends or others until it is released to the public.

Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. No thanks. I have no reason to have your music.

    Posted by: Monrocsol | Jun 17, 2013 7:34:50 AM

  2. Great marketing scheme but the music is for Samsung customers initially? Way to build great word of mouth without paying your ad executives and marketing people.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Jun 17, 2013 8:02:26 AM

  3. I prefer Pitbull. He dresses like a grownup.

    Posted by: QJ201 | Jun 17, 2013 8:14:37 AM

  4. QJ201, President Carter dresses that way because he's reached a level of wealth and control over his own music which allows him to dress down instead of up when he feels like it.

    Mr. Worldwide hasn't, yet.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jun 17, 2013 8:28:48 AM

  5. Why would I want to buy music from Jay Z, a man who routinely uses derogatory terms for women in his music? He and Beyonce are disgusting. Beyonce took money from the creepy Gaddafi regime, don't forget.

    Also, why is Jay Z collaborating with reported homophobes like Pharrell? Importantly, why has Andy Towle been negligent in reporting this?

    Posted by: jason | Jun 17, 2013 8:56:02 AM

  6. Seriously are the gays listening to this garbage?

    Posted by: Gast | Jun 17, 2013 10:13:31 AM

  7. @ "Seriously are the gays listening to this garbage?"

    Obviously, some Gays do. When you think of "Gay", what does "Gay" look like to you, Gast?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 17, 2013 10:20:25 AM

  8. @Derrick from Philly I usually think of intelligent folks with above average taste. Music wise tho, it seems as it is a hit or miss.

    There is so much good music out there right now: Wild Cub, Bear Mountain, Disclosure, Deptford Goth, Small Balck, Bright Light Bight Light, The Limousines, etc. So many good bands for this Jay-z crap to be worth anyone's time.

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 17, 2013 12:11:40 PM

  9. This is Gast btw .. Jay is my bf and this is his laptop.

    Posted by: Jay | Jun 17, 2013 12:12:44 PM

  10. @ "I usually think of intelligent folks with above average taste."

    Well, that's mighty kind of you, Jay. Over the next year keep reading the comments on this blog and other Gay blogs. We'll see what you think in May 2014.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 17, 2013 12:31:23 PM

  11. @Derrick—ha ha, nail on the head. Of course, we're still here. Go figure.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 17, 2013 2:59:16 PM

  12. Wonder if Kid Rock complaining about the high tickets prices to shows had anything to do with this?

    Posted by: greenfuzz | Jun 17, 2013 4:55:54 PM

  13. Thank you Towleroad for posting this even though many say that this isn't good music or think gays don't listen to it. I was excited to see this post because for once, it's something I can relate to. It's good to not hear about the stereotypically gay dance music. I love all music and I'm not hating on any of it. For me it's a matter of what you relate to and what works for you. What lifts you up? What encourages you? What do you listen to when getting ready for the club? When you're anxious? When you're hurt? When you're happy?

    Posted by: BWalker | Jun 17, 2013 9:06:09 PM

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