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Hull Problems - Jay-Z calls Samsung's troubled 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' app experience 'not cool' | The Verge

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Sounds like Jay-Z defended Samsung and instead blamed demand:

Jay Z was careful not to implicate Samsung, instead focusing on the demand for the album itself. "It was 20 million hits for the app and it broke," he said. "No one is expecting it, there's no way in the world for you to calculate 20 million hits. It's not even a number you can fathom. You cannot prepare a service for that." As part of its exclusive deal with Jay Z, Samsung gave away 1 million free copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail to Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note II owners on July 4th (almost a week ahead of the public release), as long as they downloaded the promotional app.

"Both Paul McCartney and John Lennon both said that when they were starting out they would write songs for the money. Paul McCartney even said in an interview “Somebody said to me,”But the Beatles were anti-materialistic." That’s a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, “Now, let’s write a swimming pool”."

oh, yeah this post wasn't to highlight Verge's title or the actual situation of Jay-Z's response, but the Geordi La Force version of the meme... haha.

Ha! And ha! One day I want to write a swimming pool, too.

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