Just when you thought Kanye West and J. Cole were en route to owning the summer in hip-hop, big brother Hov came through and stole the show. During game five of the NBA Finals, Jay-Z announced his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail in a three-minute video featuring legendary producers Timbaland, Rick Rubin, Pharrell, and Swizz Beatz. “The Internet is like the Wild West. We need to write new rules,” says Jay-Z. With that being said, prepare to celebrate America’s independence with cookouts, fireworks, and a brand new Jay-Z album releasing July 4.
June 28, 2013 via Pepsi