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Jay-Z announces new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail


Story by Jack Foley

JAY-Z has announced that he will release a new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, on July 4, 2013.

The rapper revealed early details about the LP during a commercial that was aired during the NBA Finals Game 5 (Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs) on Sunday (June 16, 2013).

The three minute promo saw Jay-Z recording and brainstorming in the studio with collaborators including Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake.

“The album is about, like this duality of how do you navigate through this whole thing, through success, through failures, through all this and remain yourself,” he says. “We don’t have any rules. Everyone’s trying to figure it out. We need to write the new rules.”

It was also revealed that Magna Carta Holy Grail will be available as a free download on July 4, at exactly 12:01am EST, to the first one million Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II users.

Fans will be able to unlock the album on the phone’s Magna Carta app.