There’s been a lot of hype lately about the recent Samsung deal with rap artist Jay-Z, where Samsung owners had the chance to grab one of the one million albums that Samsung and Jay-Z were giving away to fans before the official launch of the new album. However, it seems Jay-Z wasn’t too thrilled with the outcome of the whole experience in the end, calling it “not cool.”
Jay Z signed an exclusive deal with Samsung that would give away one million free copies of the rapper’s latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, to Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note II owners nearly a week before the official launch of the album. Samsung owners simply had to download an app to get access to the new album.
However, it seems like many Samsung users had trouble downloading the album when accessing it through the Magna Carta Holy Grail app, and to make matters worse, the album was leaked online just moments after the app went live for some Samsung users, breaking the exclusivity with Samsung.
Jay-Z was mostly upset at the fact that many users were unable to download the album due to server errors, and he called the experience “not cool,” as well as “disheartening” after some fans weren’t able to download the album right away due to server issues. However, he didn’t blame the outcome on Samsung, but merely just noted that the demand for the album in the app was something that no company could really prepare for.
Nonetheless, Jay-Z still received $5 million from the deal, seeing as how Samsung paid $5 for each of the one million album copies. However, those one million copies won’t be going towards the tally for best-selling albums on the Billboard charts, but we’re guessing the album will still make its way on the list.
VIA: NY Daily News
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