Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' vs. the Actual Magna Carta

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Jay-Z promised to write some “new rules” for the music industry with the release of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Rappers make a lot of bold claims, of course, but Jay’s $5 million pre-release deal with Samsung did manage to set a new precedent for the music industry. Post-release, well, it’s too soon to say.

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