Jay-Z Announces “Magna Carta Holy Grail” Album Dropping July 4–Watch Now!

"We need to write new rules," Jay-Z said

Jay-Z fans got a pleasant surprise tonight.

During halftime of the NBA Finals game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat, Hov announced with a three-minute ad that he'll be dropping a new album titled "Magna Carta Holy Grail" July 4.

So what kind of sounds can we expect from the legendary rapper?

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"The album is about, like this duality of how do you navigate through this whole thing--through success, through failures, through all this--and remain yourself," Jay-Z tells his collaborators in the clip, which include Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Swizz Beatz.

"We need to write new rules," he added.

And if you're a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone owner, there's an extra perk. Those with a Galaxy phone will be able to download an app on June 24 that will allow the first 1 million users to unlock Hov's 12th album for free on it's release date, July 4 at 12:01 a.m., 72 hours ahead of its general release.

Are you excited to hear some new material from the rapper?! Sound off in the comments!

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