JAY Z Magna Carta

Samsung is teaming up with rapper Jay-Z to bring 1 million copies of his upcoming album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" a few days before it goes on sale, and the Android app that'll do it for you is now available for download.

You'll need to have the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 2 to participate. And then you'll need to log in using either Facebook or Twitter. And then you'll have to spam share content from the app with your friends. At 12:00:01 a.m. July 4, 1 million lucky fans will get the record that might or might not leak early anyway, a full three days before the official July 7 release.

The app itself is pretty well done, with inside looks and promos of the album's recording, and teasers for upcoming content. Share via Twitter or Facebook and you can unlock even more content.

And if you have any ideas about its popularity, more than 1,400 people have reviewed the app as of this writing, in its first day of availability. That should go a long ways to assuage the pain of those first 1 million copies of Magna Carta not counting toward the Billboard charts.

There are 29 comments

MC_A_DOT says:

Already signed up and shared to twitter and facebook.

Now to play the waiting game #July4th

SEJ says:

App keeps force closing on my S4. I saw at least one review in the Play Store listing with the same problem.

kb2755 says:

I'm on a rooted S3 running a custom ROM and same issue. App goes into full-screen, wheel starts spinning at the bottom, then closes.

drhunter_uk says:

Mine looks different and force closes when my phone is horizontal.

bergeronjc says:

Why is Jay-Z so popular?

faceless says:

i dunno, i really, dunno... everyone knows Nas won.

MC_A_DOT says:

+2013 Nas FTW

nickacs says:

Biz Markie FTFW! +10000

NoNexus says:

Vanilla Ice BABEE! FTL-10000

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IceDree says:

I second that !
Nas >> Jay-Z

TaiwanTeddy says:

Because his lyrics are deep. I mean, who can't relate to, " I got 99 problems and that birch ain't one". I said that to my fiance about her sister.


Must not be a hip hop fan ^

faceless says:

signed up and sharing with Facebook! luckily, Facebook has finer controls that let you share only with yourself.

Hwood386 says:

Magna* not Maga.

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Synycalwon says:

Wow, that's a lot of requirements for a chance to get a free album. Think I'd rather just pay for it instead (not that I'm interested in it; classic rock fan all the way! :P).

moosc says:

Why pay don't the kids today use torrents?

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cltatenza says:

Or just get it with Google Play All Access :)

3Dee says:

My thoughts exactly! (substituting Google Play for Spotify)

ConTejas says:

Meh. No thanks.

kinster02 says:

Downloaded this only to find out it requires a Facebook or Twitter account...WTF...uninstalled. I'll wait for it to hit Google music all access.

marisdaman says:

Nas mighta won the battle but Jay won the war!

I'm not jumping through all these hoops just to get a free album when i can easily torrent it.

3Dee says:

Or just listen to Yeezus again instead (it's probably going to be a better record on balance)

leroy_sunset says:

I already have the app needed to download this album for free: tTorrent.

Ain't nobody got time for all that

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NavyVet420 says:

F Jason Carter and Samsung. They won't tell you until AFTER you dl the app that you have to ALSO register on Fakebook and Twatter before you can use the Fagna Carter app. What a Fn joke.. If I didn't hate HTC so much I'd dump my Note 2 and get the One. But alas stuck with the Note 2..

Samsung should A: Listen to its customers about future devices. 16gb just doesn't cut anymore. 32gb out the door Sammy.

ScottJ says:

I'm not sure how it will sound but I'm guessing there will be a lot of "Che"s throughout.

mmark27 says:

This article is a little misleading, you don't have to spam your friends to get the album (just lyrics and other crap). Also, if you were the first 1 million to download the app, you get it. It doesn't look like there are any other hoops to jump through. You are required to use twitter or facebook account to sign in, but that's it.

Terms and conditions page here: http://www.trymark.com/STA/MCHG/ second paragraph of main section.