VIDEO: New Jay-Z album on July 4th, Timbaland in the studio with Jay-Z, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz & Pharrell

Jay-Z has finally announced the release date of his new album and it happens to be sooner than anyone could ever think. In less than three weeks the album will be out on July 4th. The release of the album plays a huge part in Jay’s new deal with Samsung, as Samsung allegedly paid him a nice amount of money in addition to paying $5 per album for 1.000.000 albums, which are to be given away in connection to Samsung Mobile customer purchases. At this time it is unclear whether or not RIAA will count these purchases/bundle givaways as shipments, but if they will it would mean that ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’, as the album is called, already has a platinum certification. The release date comes straight from Jay-Z himself in a video/Samsung commercial which was broadcasted during the half-time break of the 5th Heat-Spurs NBA finals game. The video also features Timbo joining in with some other familiar faces as well as playing some of his upcoming music from the album.