Magna Carta Holy Grail Magna is the title to the twelfth studio album by Jay-Z. The album is scheduled for release on July 4, 2013 by Roc-A-Fella and Roc Nation while being distributed by Universal.
It features the usual impressive serial producer cast we have seen on Jay – Z albums over the past decade; Jahlil Beats, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and The-Dream. An unexpected exclusion is renowned record smith No I.D .
Jay has been seen in the studio with various artists such as Drake, The-Dream, Raekwon, Nas, and Justin Timberlake working on the album.
Part of the album promo had a genius execution it was flighted during the fifth game of the 2013 NBA Finals. It featured Jay-Z in a new commercial by Samsung where he announces that his twelfth studio album will be titled, Magna Carta Holy Grail and will be released on July 4th, 2013. Jay is seen speaking to producer Rick Rubin in the studio about the album saying, “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.” The commercial featured producers that are confirmed to be on the album including Timbaland, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz and Pharrell Williams. The men discussed the music they were creating, nodding their heads to the beat and laughing as wisecracks were made. Jay-Z described the new music as “lush” and full of live instrumentation.
“That’s what hip-hop is,” he said. “It’s the emotion.”
The commercial was produced by electronics giant Samsung, who reportedly signed Jay-Z to a $20 million deal in early June. The New York Post’s Page Six quoted a source on June 4 who spoke of the artist’s desire to create a “new music-streaming service to promote his acts and music on mobile devices.” The album will be available for free download on July 4, 12:01 a.m. EST, to the first one million Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Magna Carta is promising to be another Classic we, anticipate its release intently!