Timbaland Speaks on Jay-z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail for the First Time
Jay Z’s 6 hour performance of “Picasso Baby” at Pace Gallery in New York City served as the video shoot for the song’s music video as well. While we wait for the professional footage to be edited and released, here are two additional clips with higher quality than the initial footage posted. As answered during his Twitter Q&A, this is the first of “6 art pieces” for Jay’s latest album Magna Carta… Holy Grail, which is available now.
Pushing towards his impending album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Hov gives fans yet another behind-the-scenes look into the creative process. In this clip, Jay-Z explains to Rick Rubin the idea behind his song “Heaven.” Thanks to the album’s tracklist, which was released a few days back, we know this will be the second song on MCHG. Listen as Jay dives into what he feel like represents Heaven and Hell and be sure to grab the album when it releases July 4.
Visit http://smsng.us/MCHG to download the app on your Galaxy S 4, Note II or S III, and you’ll be able to watch more behind-the-scenes looks at JAY Z’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” unlock the song lyrics, and download the music 72 hours early on July 4th.
Upon viewing the NBA Finals last night, a recently-debuted commercial advertising Jay-Z‘s newest partnership with Samsung was hard to ignore. The move came as a surprise to many, though perhaps this kind of reaction is unwarranted. After all, this is the same man who in 2013 alone has begun his own sports management company, got the White House to respond to one of his songs, and, most recently, set himself up to make $25 million. The true definition of a mogul, it only makes sense that Jay-Z would grace the cover of Billboard this week, featuring the rapper’s infamous #newrules tweet alongside a fitting blueprint-themed design. Here, Jay-Z plots out exactly how he’s changing the music business through his new deal with Samsung.
Look for the latest issue of Billboard at your local newsstand, or read the cover story on Billboard’s site here.