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Jay-Z Album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Leaks, Despite Samsung Exclusivity

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Rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur, Jay-Z released his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail exclusively with Samsung customers first.  Unfortunately for Samsung, the album leaked and it is available everywhere online now.  The album was made available immediately on file-sharing websites and many blogs after launching at midnight Eastern time. 
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Samsung Galaxy Smartphones Will Get Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail Album First

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Hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z is going to release a new album called Magna Carta Holy Grail.  The album is going to be released to Samsung Galaxy smartphones first with no cost, according to VentureBeat.  Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 2 users will be able to download a free app on June 24th from the Google Play store.
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Jay-Z’s “Made In America” Music Festival Will Streamed Live On YouTube and Pandora

Jay-Z and Budweiser are partnering with each other on the “Made In America” music festival this weekend on September 1st and 2nd in Philadelphia. YouTube and Pandora will be live-streaming the event for those of you that cannot make it to Philadelphia and see the concert live.  The acts that are scheduled to play include Jay-Z, Skrillex, Wale, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Pearl Jam, Jill Scott, Run DMC, Odd Future, Rita Ora.  Below are the additional details about the live-stream that is happening 2PM-11PM on Saturday and Sunday:

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“Empire State Of Mind” Hits 5 Million In Digital Sales

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Jay-Z’s song “Empire State of Mind” featuring Alicia Keys has gone 5x platinum after selling 5 million digital units.  This is the best seller for both artists.  Jay-Z and Rihanna’s song “Umbrella” has sold around 4.089 million digital units and Keys’ “No One” sold around 3.7 million copies.  “Empire State of Mind” is on Jay-Z’s album “The Blueprint 3.” [ThisIs50]

Jay-Z Becomes Executive Producer Of NBA 2K13 Video Game

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Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has been hired as the NBA 2K13 video game.  Jay-Z has experience with basketball because he is a minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets.  “This has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with 2K Sports and be a part of one of the best sports video games in history,” said Sean “Jay-Z” Carter. “NBA 2K13 will be the next evolution in sports and basketball culture, and I’m ready to usher in the new era of the franchise.”  Jay-Z is providing input on the game’s menu and other visual representations.  The soundtrack of the game will include Puff Daddy, Daft Punk, U2, Coldplay, Phoenix, Nas, Kanye West, and Jay-Z himself.

Jay-Z Starring In New Duracell Powermat Commercial

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z is starring in a new commercial for Duracell’s Powermat wireless charger. The commercial portrays the benefit of having a fully charged cellphone in New York City. Jay-Z is a spokesman and investor in the Duracell Powermat. The commercial was created by Woods Witt Dealy & Sons. The Jay-Z also features his club 40/40, which is one of the first locations to have Powermat stations planted throughout the venue. This ad will be aired online and in taxi cabs around New York City. Check out the video below:
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WATCH: Barack Obama Imitator Alpha Cat Sings “I Got 99 Problems”

Alpha Cat” is one of the best Barack Obama imitators.  He has not uploaded a video on YouTube for a while, but now he is back.  In this video he spoofs Jay-Z’s song “99 Problems” and makes fun of Mitt Romney in the process.  “Campaign problems? I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one!”
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How Kanye And Jay-Z Prevented Their “Watch The Throne” Album From Leaking


Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch The Throne” was one of the most anticipated hip hop albums of the summer. One of the advantages of launching their album exclusively on iTunes before distributing compact discs was that leaks were prevented. Often times music stamping and compact disc shipping employees hi-jacks the tracks and uploads them to the Internet. Perhaps the leak prevention may encourage other artists to launch exclusively through iTunes now too. Another cause for the decline of the compact disc. [Gizmodo]