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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jay-Z sets new Spotify record

'Magna Carta' has more than 14 million streams, with biggest first week and single day yet. Jay-Z. Jay-Z's album will be available for free to the first million who downloaded the app through the Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note II. (Photo: more
USA TODAY ( 7/16/2013 4:39:04 PM -08:00 )

Jay-Z and Kanye West: Are they out of ideas of their own?
Last week, producer Hudson Mohawke — a centerpiece of Kanye West's extended crew and a producer on "Yeezus" — said something that almost no other producer peer was willing to. He thought the new Jay-Z album didn't sound all that exciting. more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/16/2013 4:23:06 PM -08:00 )

Michael Stipe is 'thrilled' Jay-Z used REM lyrics on 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
Michael Stipe of REM has told NME that he is "thrilled" that Jay-Z chose to include lyrics by his band on his latest album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'. Speaking to NME as part of this week's cover feature on the US rapper, Stipe discussed his relationship with more ( 7/16/2013 3:50:33 PM -08:00 )

Jay-Z talks about Timbaland feud
Jay-Z talks about Timbaland feudJay-Z has revealed that Timbaland's ego caused them to fall out during the making of The Blueprint 3. Also in this Section. Wonder announces Florida gigs ban · 1D's Horan feels his age in video · Jepsen has fun with pitch fail · Bowie not romantic about more
Belfast Telegraph ( 7/16/2013 2:31:57 PM -08:00 )

Dallas' best selling albums at CD Source: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' maximizes
Mr. Shawn Carter still rules at Dallas' CD Source. The man known as Jay-Z clearly comes out on top with his new album, Magna Carta…Holy Grail. The disc features guest appearances from Justin Timberlake (returning the favor, no doubt), Rick Ross, Frank more
Dallas Morning News (blog) ( 7/16/2013 2:14:39 PM -08:00 )

Jay-Z's Album Clocks Best Opening Week In Spotify History
Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail was already guaranteed to have the best opening week sales of any album in his career, thanks to Samsung's decision to buy 1 million copies in advance. Now the rapper can boast another best: the most first-week streams of more
Forbes ( 7/16/2013 12:51:42 PM -08:00 )

Privacy group: Why does Jay-Z's app check who you call?
By downloading an app made available thanks to a partnership between Samsung and Jay-Z, Galaxy smartphone owners received free copies of the musician's latest album, "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail," three days before its official release. Now, a privacy more (blog) ( 7/16/2013 12:37:55 PM -08:00 )

Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' App Under Investigation by Privacy Group
Jay-ZThe advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the app created by Jay-Z and Samsung to distribute the rapper's latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Summer Tour Preview 2013: more ( 7/16/2013 11:27:27 AM -08:00 )

LL Cool J Weighs In On Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Samsung Deal (VIDEO)
Through the years LL Cool J has been vocal in expressing his thoughts on Jay-Z, to an extent where the Queens legend criticized the hip hop mogul's business dealings during his tenure as Def Jam president. Since then, the New York titans have gone their more
Huffington Post ( 7/16/2013 11:12:55 AM -08:00 )

Jay-Z's Magna Carta Is 'Not Sh--That I Like,' Earl Sweatshirt Defends
'I stand by the fact that I don't like that album, but I love Jay-Z,' Earl tells MTV News after getting backlash for his negative review. By Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork). Twitter is a great place to be opinionated — that is, until you express an unpopular opinion and more ( 7/16/2013 11:05:08 AM -08:00 )

What two epic albums say about Kanye West and Jay-Z
At 12:01 a.m. EST. on July 4, hip-hop fans and music insiders around the world were agog. Magna Carta Holy Grail, the new opus from rap titan Jay-Z, was moments away from becoming an instantaneous bestseller. The emcee had presold a million virtual more ( 7/16/2013 9:42:26 AM -08:00 )

Jay-Z fans or Jay-Z customers?
Jay-Z fans or Jay-Z customers?BRAND: Jay-Z at The Great Gatsby world premiere in New York earlier this year. Related Stories. Jay Z has unresolved issues with De Niro · Jay Z wants 'basketball team' of children. Eight years ago, Jay-Z described his impossible journey from no-name to more
Independent Online ( 7/16/2013 9:02:17 AM -08:00 )

Jay-Z reveals reasons behind Timbaland split
Jay-Z says Timbaland's "ego" caused their friendship to break down while working on 'The Blueprint 3'. The hip-hop star claims the producer couldn't deal with "the process" of making the 2009 album and thought of it more as a solo project than a more
Irish Examiner ( 7/16/2013 8:57:47 AM -08:00 )

Rap for rap chap in crap rap app flap: Jay-Z blasted by privacy bods
Privacy campaigners have demanded a US watchdog halts the spread of an official app that plays rapper Jay Z's new album. The multimillionaire hip-hop megastar, also known as Mr Beyonce, released Magna Carta Holy Grail, his latest musical effort, on 4 more
Register ( 7/16/2013 8:37:23 AM -08:00 )

Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' vs. the Actual Magna Carta
Jay-Z promised to write some “new rules” for the music industry with the release of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Rappers make a lot of bold claims, of course, but Jay's $5 million pre-release deal with Samsung did manage to set a new precedent more
Businessweek ( 7/16/2013 7:39:17 AM -08:00 )

Jay Z's Magna Carta Android app is slammed over privacy fears
RAPPER AND BUSINESSMAN Jay Z's Magna Carta Android application has come under fire from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) for unnecessarily collecting Android users' personal details. Jay Z distributed his latest album Magna Carta more
Inquirer ( 7/16/2013 7:28:09 AM -08:00 )

Jay-Z discusses Timbaland rift
99 Problems rapper Jay-z has opened up about his fall-out with his producer Timbaland on his 2009 album Blueprint 3. 1 of 1. Jay-z has opened up about his rift with Timberland. Related Articles. Arena Thursday 11 July 2013 · Kodaline slay Jay-Z and regain more ( 7/16/2013 7:03:43 AM -08:00 )

Jay-Z's Magna Carta Lyrics: A $493 Million Art Collection
Jay-Z's 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, yesterday became his first number one record in the U.K. It is also his most artistically inclined, overflowing with references to artwork – around $493 million worth, according to top auction prices for the more
Forbes ( 7/16/2013 6:20:04 AM -08:00 )

Jay-Z, Kanye West argued over 'Magna Carta'
Jay-Z has revealed that two collaborations on his latest album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" almost did not make it as he and Kanye West argued over the songs. The 43-year-old rapper said West wanted the songs, his collaborations with Justin Timberlake and more
Business Standard ( 7/16/2013 4:27:16 AM -08:00 )

Privacy group calls for FTC investigation of Jay-Z app
Now he's got 100 problems. Rapper Jay-Z was widely praised for his business savvy after he announced a plan to give away 1 million copies of his new album to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users through a special app. But that app has generated a slew of more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/16/2013 4:23:02 AM -08:00 )