Jay-Z has delivered his "Magna Carta."
The 43-year-old rapper dropped his 12th solo studio album on Thursday morning, released in a partnership with Samsung. The mobile company pre-ordered one million copies of Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" and distributed them to users of Samsung Galaxy products through an app.
The 16-track album features collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, Beyonce, Swizz Beats, Pharrell, Nas, and Timbaland. Teased in a series of videos, "Magna Carta Holy Grail" was announced just weeks before its release.
While some took issue with the amount of information the Samsung app required of users, early reactions to the album were largely positive. Scroll through below for listeners' takes on "Magna Carta Holy Grail."
— The Illuminati (@ThelIluminati) July 4, 2013
Magna Carta gonna have goons swapping purple sprite for red wine and True Religion for fitted suits.
— Luke (@MrSlapYourself) July 4, 2013
Magna Carta Holy Grail will be the album of the summer, year, decade! That's a promise!
— King Luke Skywalker (@GreenKingSpears) July 4, 2013
Jus downloaded #MagnaCarta finna ride to it
— Big Sean (@BigSean) July 4, 2013
Production on Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail is straight flawless. Album of the year hands down. #MCHG
— Roger Lorenz (@RogerLorenz) July 4, 2013
Since when is Magna Carta not coming out today? It's un-American, really.
— Brooklyn Decker (@BrooklynDecker) July 4, 2013
beats on magna carta holy grail >
— Jerry LaVigne Jr. (@JerryLaVigneJr) July 4, 2013
Magna Carta was awesome but it didn't have to be in Latin.
— netw3rk (@netw3rk) July 4, 2013
Welp, let's add Magna Carta to Hov's list of classic albums. Don't argue, just accept it.
— Murphy D (@WhosMurphyD) July 4, 2013