In the most recent promotional video for Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z shares his vision for his newest album. It appears he wants to re-write the rules of the game keeping the latest trends in technology in mind and reflects on the power of the internet. By teaming up with Samsung, Hov has made this album profitable even before its release. Has Jay-Z made the transition from King of Rap to King of Marketing? Share your thoughts with us below.
I can't explain this feeling. I actually can't. It's like Christmas in July or something. Not only do we get Yeezus and Born Sinner this week, but Jay-Z just announced his new album that will be released on July 4th. The best part is, the first million Samsung Galaxy fans get the album before anyone else. Watching this in-studio session is like watching Kobe, Jordan, LeBron, Derrick Rose and Larry Bird all in the same room. Legendary. Check out the commercial that was aired during the NBA Finals, which feature Timbaland, Rick Rubin, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz and Jay-Z himself. This summer is going down in history for sure.
Andre 3000.On the final late night summer edition of the Come Up Show, we had a discussion about the best smiles in rap on the chat boards. Chedo was kinda joking when he said he was going to start a contest about this (not everyone agreed with my --still standing-- vote for SHAD), so a post featuring some of the best grinnage in the game is the next best thing. Who has the best smile in hip-hop? JUMP To The Smile Gallery