Jay-Z is giving away his new album, called “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” to users of some Samsung Galaxy devices, a full three days before the official release date.
That’s good news for at least a million Samsung Galaxy device users. In order to qualify, you have to own either a Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 or Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the album will be available to you via a dedicated Android app (provided you’re among the first one million users to get it). The app will be available starting June 24, and the link will be posted on the album’s website (see Source link below).
However, you won’t get the album the instant you download the app, even if you do so the second it’s uploaded to the Google Play Store. Jay-Z’s new creation will be unlocked by the app on July 4 at 12:01 AM, three days before everyone else will be able to purchase it.
Besides allowing you to download the album, the app also promises a look into the creation process of the new record. You can already catch a glimpse of the way Jay-Z, his collaborators and producer Rick Rubin (a man having worked with names as diverse as Black Sabbath, LL Cool J, Metallica, Tom Petty or Johnny Cash) in this video:
This sounds like a very interesting initiative from Samsung and Jay-Z, and it could be one of the many ways in which music will get to us in the future. With many people owning a smartphone, it only makes sense for the artist to promote his album via smartphone apps, and for companies to make their products even more visible.
If you own any of the three Samsung Galaxy devices involved, do you plan on getting the new Jay-Z album this way?
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Who the hell still listens to Jay-Z? O.o
Son do you know what im stopping you for?
You mean why?
“Magna Carta Holy Grail” feel like new anime series
Smart marketing on Jay-Z’s part, as usual. Kudos.
I was one of the lucky ones to get the album downloaded last night before the app completely fell apart lol -Anyways, I did want to say that the album is most definitely not the “clean” version. There are F-bombs being dropped everywhere lol. =)
If you reboot your device, the music shows up in any other player on the phone.
First of all, you can choose between the explicit or clean version, as long as you’re old enough. Second of all, if you downloaded the app you’re guaranteed a free copy of the album. Third, make sure you have a folder named music on your internal storage. If the app continues to force close I suggest you force stop it and then clean data. You’ll have to do the sign in process again, but it’s not big deal, the app still guarantees a download. Once I downloaded the album, I decided to try the explicit version, and now I have both.