In what is turning out to be a crowded summer for marquee albums, Jay-Z will closely follow tomorrow’s release Kanye West’s “Yeezus” with the modestly titled “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” That album title might not be an overstatement given the cast of characters assembled for the release, including Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
The Samsung-sponsored commercial previews several tracks from “MCHG,” with Jay-Z offering insight into the creative process and launch of a collection that was in the “maybe/possibly” realm of summer releases until Sunday night. Apparently, those with Samsung phones will get a head start on listening thanks to an exclusive app. The rest of us get to celebrate Independence Day with fresh Hova.
Here’s the video, with proof that Rubin can out-beard “Duck Dynasty.”