Jay Z and Samsung have hooked up to provide Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note II users with a pre-release of Jay Z's newest album - that's big news. The new album will be given away for free to the first million Galaxy users on July 4th at 12:01 AM EST. That's 72-hours before the album is officially released.
If you're a Jay Z fan, you probably know that the last album released by this artist was four long years ago. The new album is titled 'Magna Carta Holy Grail,' and it's an album Jay Z fans have been waiting for. Now that the album is free for the first million Galaxy owners, Jay Z's popularity is bound to skyrocket at the beginning of July.
The New Jay Z Album
To download the free Jay Z album, Galaxy owners will have to look for the new app in the Google Play store. The app promises an inside look into the life of Jay Z, his inspiration, and information about the new album's lyrics. Not only will Galaxy users get to taste the new album, but they'll get a look inside of Jay Z's new album too.
So why Samsung Galaxy owners and why now? Were Samsung and Jay Z just a match made in heaven? Or, is there something else behind this deal? Turns out, there's money behind this deal - lots of it. The New York Journal reports that the Jay Z and Samsung deal was for more than $20 million. But Jay Z is no slouch when it comes to the tech world either.
Jay Z Understands Tech
Music and technology are a good match. Just look at the investment that Apple is putting into streaming music. Artists that know their way around technology tend to do well in the music biz too. Jay Z happens to be one of those artists that is also an excellent, tech-savvy, business man.
Jay Z has managed to expand his personal YouTube channel so much that it's become one of the biggest YouTube options available. With more than 360,000 subscribers, Jay Z is now a household YouTube name. The artists showcases his work on YouTube in addition to upcoming artists he endorses through the channel. He knows how to spread the word about his music, and he does it with ease.
Getting Your Hands on the New Jay Z Album
If you happen to own one of the Galaxy's mentioned above, you'll have to be one of the first million to snag the album on July 4th - make sure that you are quick with your fingers because these downloads are going to go fast! Remember, it's 12:01 Easter Time. Just keep that in mind. If you don't have a Galaxy, you'll have to wait for the official release (happening 72-hours after the free release).
Is this album going to be worth the download? For free, you can't miss out. And, hey, it's always fun to see what's new in the world, right?