Rick Rubin wasn’t involved in making JAY Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ album | News

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JAY Z‘s had all systems go with the press for his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail, with growing anticipation to find out more information about the LP. Most jumped to conclusions – albeit quite likely conclusions – that Rick Rubin had worked on producing the album with the rapper, but he has now confirmed that he wasn’t involved.

The well-respected producer and Def Jam founder was seen in commercials for the LP conversing with JAY Z about the music and theme of the album, and it seemed that these conversations were had during studio sessions but it’s now revealed that Rubin took part in the commercials as a friend rather than a producer.

Rubin explains, “The point of me being in the commercials was that he was filming a documentary and he asked me – I imagine he’s just comfortable talking to me – to come listen to the songs with him and just talk about the songs. Just listen to it and talk about it, and that’s what we did. It was fun.”

Although Rubin speaks highly of the new album, he does admit that it was had to go from working on Kanye‘s Yeezus to listening to Jay’s work. “I was in a very alternative and progressive headspace,” he says. “And Jay’s record is a more traditional hip-hop record.”

Magna Carta Holy Grail is due for release on July 7th but one million Samsung Galaxy owners will get it in advance via the Magna Carta app on July 4th.