For Jay-Z, Samsung’s deal was a pretty sweet gig. The rapper got a bunch of free promotion for his album, he raked in a nice hefty check, and he was able to sell 1 million copies to Samsung before it was even released. Besides the business side of things, however, Jay-Z isn’t too thrilled about how Samsung handled the launch of his new album.
For those who don’t know, Samsung signed a partnership that allowed the company to release 1 million copies of Jay-Z’s new album Magna Carta Holy Grail for free to Samsung Galaxy owners three days before the album was released to the public. All Galaxy owners had to do was download a special app that at midnight on June 24th, would then unlock access to the album for free.
Unfortunately, when midnight rolled around, there were so many users trying to access and download the new album that the app and its servers were continuously crashing, preventing most people from being able to access it.
For Jay-Z it isn’t just about the money that he made off the deal, but he also wanted a smooth album launch for his fans. ”On the 24th I downloaded my app, I set it, I watched the clock count down and at 12 ‘clock I couldn’t get it. For me that’s not cool,” the rapper explained. “I can’t even imagine waiting for Rakim’s album at 12 o’clock and I couldn’t get it and I downloaded and did everything right,”
Jay-Z expressed that he’s optimistic that launches like this will be able to be handled better in the future, although he says he feels “disheartened” when it comes to his own album launch.,
(Gists)Tony Touch released his highly-anticipated mixtape “The Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MCs” on Tuesday, July 9. The FULL version of Eminem’s new song “Symphony in H” appears on the album – fans can now buy the individual track for $0.99 on iTunes. Meanwhile, Slim Shady’s preparing for his mini-tour of Europe which kicks-off on August 15 in Kiewit at the 2013 Pukkelpop Festival. So… can fans expect Shady’s highly-anticipated eighth studio album to drop sometime after the tour? Current rumors suggest that the new record won’t be released until LATE fall (maybe even winter)… but wouldn’t it be an awesome surprise for Em’s fresh beats to hit the airwaves as early as September? Read on for more details!
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Gov of Rivers State,Rotimi Amaechi just approved the sum of 100.000.00USD,the total money expected to get Music Producer OJB the required medical treatment.
The move was made by Jazzman Olofin, who was said to have visited Mr. Femi Davies, a top journalist and online publisher, themetronews, to complain about the way the people around are treating the issue of the prolific producer/singer.
Miffed by the report given, Femi Davies, we were told, intensified effort to liaise with another top journalist, Mr. Wale Olaleye, This Day Political Editor and he was said to have asked Mr. Davies to come forth with a formal letter of request to be forwarded to Governor Amaechi.
As soon as the letter got to the embattled governor, we gathered that he signed it and ordered the state to pay as soon as possible.
As you are reading this, Governor Amechi’s State, Rivers, has finally restored the hope of the people who have rallied round the entertainer, OJB.
Though, there seem to be some rancor between the people in charge of the ‘Support OJB Team’ as some people are already deliberating on how to have their share of the money as soon as it arrives since Governor Amaechi has coughed out the whole money needed for the kidney transplant and there were previous donations close to N10m before now.
Thank God for his timely intervention…At least aside from being a Drama king,Governor Amaechi is a man with a good heart. More Blessing Sir!
Star boy said “I work hard and I can enjoy my money”.
Wizkid replaced his N15million Porsche Panamera car with a brand new one less than two weeks after crashing it in an accident. Some people criticized him for it but the music star says he works hard and can spend his money any way he wants to.
He tells Encomium magazine
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