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Watch Jay Z Announce New Album Magna Carta Holy Grail

June 17, 2013  |  9:50am

In a Samsung commercial that aired during Sunday’s NBA Finals Game 5, Jay Z announced that he will be releasng a new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, on July 4. Watch the video above.

The ad features Jay Z recording in the studio with Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. “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,” he said.

For the first one million Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II users, his album will be available for free download on July 4, 12:01 a.m. EST. Fans can unlock the album through the phones Magna Carta app.

“We don’t have any rules. Everyone’s trying to figure it out,” he says. “We need to write the new rules.”

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