Reporting Annie Reuter
Jay-Z fans in the New York area were in luck this weekend. On Saturday (June 22) his publicist Jana Fleishman took to Twitter for a scavenger hunt. This wasn’t any scavenger hunt, though. The results would lead to the complete track listing of Jay-Z’s forthcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Throughout the day, Fleishman tweeted obscure photos of her location. First a busy restaurant with outdoor seating, then street signs hinted at where she was. Even a children’s toy airplane ride came into play.
— jjmonster (@jjmonster) June 22, 2013
The end location was Madiba restaurant on the corner of Carlton Avenue and Dekalb Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The first ten fans who deciphered the spot and rushed to the restaurant received a book that contained the song titles that will be included on his July 4 release.
The book included the titles only, though, and did not reveal any potential collaborations. (Speculation is rampant, though, thanks for instance to a photo of Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas and Timbaland that has already surfaced online.)
The scavenger hunt was in part an effort to bring the music closer to Jay-Z’s fans. And those taking part in the scavenger hunt showed their appreciation.
(@jjmonster) June 23, 2013
This is just part of the roll-out for Jay’s album. He announced his new album and partnership with Samsung earlier this month during the NBA Finals. His partnership with Samsung allows one million Samsung Galaxy phone and tablet users to download his new album 72 hours before its released. The app is available for download today (June 24).
A new website created specifically for the album release also hints at what’s to come with videos of Jay-Z in the studio. “I think I’m ready now. Before was just the warmup,” Jay-Z said in a clip. Watch below.
Complete track listing for Magna Carta Holy Grail below.
1. Picasso Baby
4. Tom Ford
5. Beach Is Better
09. Part II (On The Run)
11. La Familia
12. Jay-Z Blue
13. Nickles & Dimes
14. Holy Grail (Bonus Track)
15. Open Letter (Bonus Track)