Jay-Z Album Cover on Exhibit with Real Magna Carta

By RAPHAEL CHESTANG

July 03, 2013

As if the rapper needed more buzz about his upcoming album, the artwork for Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail -- revealed today -- will take up space next to one of the last surviving Magna Carta documents.

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According to the hip hop mogul's website, lifeandtimes.com, the album cover art will be on display at the U.K.'s Salisbury Cathedral, which houses one of four original 1215 Magna Carta documents.

This follows news that the Recording Industry Association of America has agreed to certify the album as platinum despite the unconventional method of release.

Jay-Z signed a deal with Samsung to essentially leak his album on July 4 before the official July 9 sale date. In the agreement, Samsung is making Jay-Z's 12th album available to 1 million of it's users for free starting at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday.

The cover art will remain on display through the month of July.

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