Last week we reported that Jay-Z’s new album, Magna Carta, was leaked ahead of the album’s initial exclusive release for Samsung Galaxy owners. Given that albums are leaked onto the internet on a regular basis, we guess we weren’t too surprised. However even Samsung Galaxy owners who tried to legitimately get their hands on the album were faced with difficulties and it seems that combined with the leak, Jay-Z does not appear to be too happy about the situation overall.
According to the musician, “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 […] 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,” He expressed he felt disheartened, but at the same time he was also optimistic that future such releases could be handled better. Admittedly it is a pretty novel way of releasing albums, but at the same time it was a pretty good idea too and we have to wonder if musicians in the future will hop aboard the bandwagon as well.