With rap mogul Jay-Z‘s new Magna Carta Holy Grail exclusively available for Samsung Galaxy users today (July 4), contributing rapper Rick Ross has shared his thoughts on Hov’s take over.
In Ricky Rozay’s perspective, Jigga is only helping to strengthen ties between hip-hop and mega corporations like Samsung with his new partnership.
“It’s one of those situations where Hov is creating new rules for the hip-hop game, for the rap game.” Ross said in an interview. “I mean, it’s exciting. I released a photo of Chelsea Clinton when I went to a Samsung event and you see corporations like Samsung reaching back into hip-hop, I think it’s a sign to let us know for the next 20 years we gonna make power moves, we gonna get money.” (Civil TV)
Rap mogul Diddy applauded Jay’s efforts following his album’s midnight release.
“IT’S OFFICIAL JAY-Z HAS MADE HISTORY!!! MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL IS AVAILABLE NOW ON SAMSUNG GALXY DEVICES!!! ALBUM … http://tmi.me/10GEHW,” Puff tweeted July 4. (Diddy’s Twitter)
Recently, Diddy revealed he had a chance to talk to Young Hov about their respective power moves and what the Samsung deal could mean for the future.
“While I was out here I called Jay and me and him been talking back and forth about the network and about his deal and how proud we were of each other. We’re actually changing together the business model of the music industry. As far as our power, you can see the power that we have, not me and Jay-Z, the power that we have as a culture that Samsung now is going to give Apple a run for its money. People actually believe and we believe in our leaders in hip-hop. What they say is cool and what they say is next and we recognized that what Samsung is doing is moving forward. We were like “Hey man, we may need to give this Galaxy joint a chance” and that’s a lot of power, man.” (VIBE)
The new venture has even made rap executive Master P speak out in support.
“To be honest with you, I think it’s genius to partner up with a technology company,” Master P said of Jay’s big moves. “I’m working on [my album] right now and hopefully Verizon will call me real soon.” P went with his new idea, continuing, “My next record… I’ll drop it through them and do it at a football game or something,” he said, laughing and saluting Hov for continuing to think outside of the box. (MTV)
Check out Rick Ross’ interview: