Jay Z teams with Samsung to give away new record

During half time of the NBA finals game 5 on Sunday night, Jay-Z and Samsung bought three minutes of air time to push the rapper’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” On June 24 Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 or Galaxy Note II users will be able to download the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” app from the Android app store, and then on July 4 one million users who downloaded the app will receive the new album for free.

But that doesn’t mean Samsung got the album for free or Jay-Z isn’t getting paid. You had better believe Jay-Z is getting paid. In fact, Samsung paid $5 a piece for each copy they will give away. If you aren’t a math magician that’s an automatic five million dollars for Jay Z to give an exclusive early release to a lucky one million Samsung users.

If you are a music fan this is a pretty sweet thank you from Samsung for you picking them over the iPhone and iPad. I have pretty much been exclusively using Apple products the last few years (which I love) and it doesn’t really bother me to wait a few extra days to get my hands on “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” but I’m still pretty jealous.

This is pretty genius. Not only does Jay-Z already have a platinum album that isn’t even out yet but when the album is released to the public on July 7 it’s going to sell a million more based off that half-time spot they ran that featured Jay-Z working on the album with producer royalty such as Rick Rubin, Pharrell and others.

So if you love hiphop and Kanye West’s new Album “Yeezus” left you scratching your head (like lots of people) don’t worry, “Magna Carta Holy Grail is coming. See the video below.

Talk to us

> Give us your news tips.

> Send us a letter to the editor.

> More Herald contact information.

More in Life

Camp Fire attendees pose after playing in the water. (Photo courtesy by Camp Fire)
The best childcare in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied. Here are the results.

Mukilteo Police Chief Andy Illyn and the graphic he created. He is currently attending the 10-week FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. (Photo provided by Andy Illyn)
Help wanted: Unicorns for ‘pure magic’ career with Mukilteo police

“There’s a whole population who would be amazing police officers” but never considered it, the police chief said.

To most, tiles are utilitarian. To some, they’re a sought-after art form.

Collectors particularly prize tiles made by early 20th century art potteries. This Wheatley piece sold for $216 at auction.

Spring plant sales in Snohomish County

Find perennials, vegetable starts, shrubs and more at these sales, which raise money for horticulture scholarships.

beautiful colors of rhododendron flowers
With its big, bright blooms, Washington’s state flower is wowing once again

Whether dwarf or absolutely ginormous, rhodies put on a grand show each spring. Plus, they love the Pacific Northwest.

Whidbey duo uses fencing to teach self-discipline, sportsmanship to youth

Bob Tearse and Joseph Kleinman are sharing their sword-fighting expertise with young people on south Whidbey Island.

Craig Chambers takes orders while working behind the bar at Obsidian Beer Hall on Friday, April 12, 2024, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Obsidian Beer Hall takes over former Toggle’s space in downtown Everett

Beyond beer, the Black-owned taphouse boasts a chill vibe with plush sofas, art on the walls and hip-hop on the speakers.

Glimpse the ancient past in northeast England

Hadrian’s Wall stretches 73 miles across the isle. It’s still one of England’s most thought-provoking sights.

I accidentally paid twice for my hotel. Can I get a refund?

Why did Valeska Wehr pay twice for her stay at a Marriott property in Boston? And why won’t Booking.com help her?

How do you want your kids to remember you when they grow up?

Childhood flies by, especially for parents. So how should we approach this limited time while our kids are still kids?

Dalton Dover performs during the 2023 CMA Fest on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Spotify House in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

The Red Hot Chili Pipers come to Edmonds, and country artist Dalton Dover performs Friday as part of the Everett Stampede.

Lily Gladstone poses at the premiere of the Hulu miniseries "Under the Bridge" at the DGA Theatre, Monday, April 15, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Mountlake Terrace’s Lily Gladstone plays cop in Hulu’s ‘Under the Bridge’

The true-crime drama started streaming Wednesday. It’s Gladstone’s first part since her star turn in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.