During Game 5 of the NBA Championship Game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, a Samsung commercial touting the release of a new Jay-Z album, entitled “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” was released upon the world. As the hype grew to immense proportions, we started getting some information regarding the upcoming release.
It is currently slated to release on July 4th, 2013, but if the rapper’s prior attempt at hitting a release date is to be observed (Watch the Throne was initially slated for a July 4th release), this could always change. We also learned that Samsung has purchased a million copies of the unreleased album for $5 apiece, potentially making this album a platinum record before it even sees the light of day, or a Best Buy or Target for that matter.
Samsung didn’t just buy 1 million albums as a favor to HOV, however, as they plan to giveaway all of the albums to one million of their own customers who happen to own the latest Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 2. The first million users to download an app in the Play Store beginning on June 24th will get access to the album on July 1st.
Source: ABC News