Jun 17 AT 8:54 AM Nick Sarafolean 18 Comments

Jay-Z partners to give Samsung owners an early release of his upcoming album


When it comes to the music industry, one of the biggest names out there is Jay-Z. He’s a brilliant producer and a massive music mogul who’s churned out many hits of his own as well as helping other artists rise up through the ranks. But it seems that he has a new twist for the release of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Jay-Z and Samsung have signed a deal together to give one million Samsung device owners a chance to win the album free of charge three days before the official release. That means that owners of the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy S4 will all have a shot at scoring the album at 12:01 a.m. EST on July 4, 2013.

To download the new album, you will first download the free app set arrive on the Play Store June 24. Samsung says that the app will feature a special look at the album and have personal stories and inspirations from Jay-Z. There should be some interesting stuff in there. Supposedly, Jay-Z will provide a better look at the story behind his music and some of the meanings of his lyrics. Interestingly enough, they released a video on the album’s website that showed off some big names working with Jay-Z. People like Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, and Swiss Beatz were all in the video; musical genius Rick Rubin was also seen.

If you own one of the aforementioned Samsung devices, then this is pretty exciting news for you. The fact that you get to keep the entire album for free is an incredible offer and Samsung reportedly paid through the nose for it. said to be $5–a serious chunk of change when you consider Samusng purchased one million albums. The entire contract price was about $20 million. Clearly Samsung was serious about this partnership. How many of you will try to snatch up a copy of the album before it runs out?

Via: The Verge
Source: Magna Carta Holy Grail

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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