Jay-Z to release first album in four years this summer

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RAPPER JAY-Z has announced a summer release date for his first studio album in four years.

The 43-year-old confirmed that he would release Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4 during a commercial for Samsung cell phones, which aired during last night’s (June 16) NBA Finals.

It will be Jay-Z’s 12th studio album and comes two years after Watch the Throne – his critically acclaimed collaboration with Kanye West.

“It’s about this duality of, how do you navigate your way through this whole thing, through success, through failure, through all of this, and remain yourself?” the rapper said of his new album.

The hip-hop star, who is married to singer Beyoncé, is then seen working on new music with Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beats and Timbaland in the three-minute advert.

Jay-Z’s last solo effort The Blueprint 3 claimed number one spot in the U.S. back in 2009, selling more than two million copies.

Samsung Galaxy Smartphone users will be able to download an app on June 24. It will allow the first one million users to unlock the album for free July 4 at 12:01 am – three days before its official release.

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  1. Olabiyi Emanuel

    Or maybe someone needs him out of the house because the music scene is really boring at the moment without him…..?

  2. London Nigerian

    He needs a reason to leave the house.

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