A-Trak Calls Jay-Z's Samsung Ad "Corny"

posted Monday June 17 ,2013 at 08:28AM CDT | 137 comments

A-Trak Calls Jay-Z's Samsung Ad

Fool's Gold Records founder A-Trak says Jay-Z's ad for "Magna Carta Holy Grail" was "corny."

After Jay-Z announced the release date and marketing strategy for his next project, Magna Carta Holy Grailwith a Samsung commercial on Sunday night (June 16), Fool's Gold Records founder, producer and deejay A-Trak shared his sentiments about the ad behind the release, calling it "corny" via Twitter.   

As reported shortly after it was announced, Samsung has purchased one million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail, which users of the Samsung Galaxy phone can obtain for free starting July 4, days before the scheduled release date. The ad also features producers Rick RubinPharrell WilliamsSwizz Beatz, and Timbaland. The ad can be viewed below.

After the original tweet, A-Trak also retweeted updates from his followers about his comment. 

In 2004, A-Trak joined Kanye West as his tour deejay. He has also contributed to albums by Common, Kid Cudi, Drake and Lupe Fiasco, among others. A-Trak has also said that he's passed on being Jay-Z's official tour deejay. This isn't the first time he's alluded to something about Jay in tweets. Last month, he commented on Jay's taste in films. 

A-Trak also recently helped confirm reports of Kanye West and Daft Punk collaborating.  

RELATED: Jay-Z Announces "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Album, Free Downloads For Samsung Users

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  • nig
    it's corny because of that "magna carta" shit
  • Anonymous
    atrak is dope #foolsgold
  • facts
    So he ships a mil out the gate... damn
  • Raw Business
    This dude is a lame. Hater looking for pics of Jay using an I-phone. Suckerish right there.
  • No Names
    Who??? A-Trak? What the fuck is an A-Trak? I'm sure Jay is broken up about this no name.....
  • DavidDanielz
    That shit was dope! A-Trek is just mad he wasn't in the video. lol True hatter. hahahaha
    • Anonymous
      He's a true hatter? So would he be happy if it wasn't for the hats?
  • Ravishing Rick Rude
    Born Sinner out now. Gon sell WAY MORE than mothertruckers think! BORN SINNER! Dreamville! Cole World!
  • Anonymous
    thing like this is why i hate hip hop sometimes. a man cant say something is corny without it being news? what was the last a-trak story on the site. i guess its all about clicks
  • scccc4
  • the print
    [Jay-Z] Jay-Z this, Jay-Z that (Jay-Z won't hold my hand no more) Jay-Z this, Jay-Z that Jay-Z that, Jay-Z this (Jay-Z won't give me no money) Get off Jay-Z dick What y'all niggas get front page articles, y'all mention Jay-Z name (This thing on?) Jay-Z, Jay-Z, in Jay-Z news I understand what y'all trying to do I brought the flutes this time, though I unleashed the flutes on them, guru Gimme some more music in the headphone Let's get the proceedings proceeding this evening Let's do this thing (let's do it right this time) C'mon H, O V A I got my mojo back baby, oh behave Naw, naw, don't be afraid Y'all and your articles, hard to spit at Jay Y'all from afar threw thoughts my way What you thought, I would naught have nothing to say? Nope! Y'all fell into the booby trap I set the trap just to see dude react, and now And now you'se can't leave You opened the door god, I'm at you annually And I'm sorry Miss Rosie Perez I call a spade a spade, it just is what it is But you can't give cred to anything dude says Same dude to give you ice and you owe him some head (Shortyyyy!) It's time to wake up the dead You sound a little naive in them articles that I read [Hook (x2)] H, O V A The Blueprint 2 baby, on the way H, O V A I got my mojo back baby, oh behave [Jay-Z] Can't y'all, see that he's fake, the rap version of TD jakes Prophesizing on your CDs and tapes Won't break you a crumb of the little bit that he makes And this is with whom you want to place your faith? I put dollars on mine, ask Columbine When the Twin Towers dropped, I was the first in line Donating proceeds off every ticket sold When I was out on the road, that's how you judge Hov, no? Ain't I supposed to be absorbed myself? Every time there's a tragedy, I'm the first one to help They call me this misogynist, but they don't call me the dude To take his dollars to give gifts at the projects These dudes is all politics, depositing checks they put in they pocket, all you get in return is a lot of lip And y'all buy the shit, caught up in the hype Cause the nigga wear a coofie, it don't mean that he bright Cause you don't understand him, it don't mean that he nice It just means you don't understand all the bullshit that he write Is it "Oochie Wally Wally" or is it "One Mic"? Is it "Black Girl Lost" or shorty owe you for ice? I've been real all my life, they confuse it with conceit Since I will not lose, they try to help him cheat But I will not lose, for even in defeat There's a valuable lesson learned, so it evens it up for me When the grass is cut, the snakes will show I gotta thank the little homie Nas for that though Saving me the hassle of speaking to half of these assholes And I'ma let karma catch up to Jaz-O, whoa I'm back before you had a chance to miss me My mama can't save you this time, niggas is history Who you know flow vicious as me? Yet so religiously, that's why they call me Hov I get the spoils cause the victor is me (me, nigga) You're an actor, you're not who you're depicted to be The street dreamin, all y'all niggas living through me I gave you life when niggas was forgetting you emcee I'm a legend, you should take a picture with me You should be happy to be in my presence, I should charge you a fee I'm Big Dog, Glenn Rob, listen God you a flea And the little homey Jungle is a garden to me What's the problem B? You not as hard as me Nigga hard as we, nigga R O C, nigga That's why they follow me, they feel my pain and my agony, nigga I won't rest till you on one knee You want war then it's war's gonna be, nigga Until you on one knee, you want war then it's war's gonna be, nigga
  • Anonymous
    rapfan: Artists are wishing they could be that corny... Right!!!
  • MoBleezy
    Why does Jay-Z have a medallion of a Jesus head on one of his chains? Doesn't he supposed to not believe in Christ? I don't want to sound like a hater but Jay-Z is making an anti-christ-like statement by wearing a Jesus head. Because he doesn't worship Christ, so why have his head? is he trying to make a symbolize that he's a headhunter and he has Christ's head. I'm tired of Jay-Z denying devil worship but then turns around and does blatant shit like wear a Jesus head. Kanye has really gone overboard lately to be anti-christ.
    • Anonymous
      Wow! I'm going to call you stretch armstrong... Stop reaching! SMFH! LoL
    • nyce jones
      Jayz always grows his hair to record albums and that is Biggie's old chain that he gave him. it's what he does when working on albums. stop reaching geeez lol
  • CuSSaLoT
    As far as marketing his album with a popular product is marketing genius. But that commercial was corny than a muhfucka
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  • Anon
    Who is this white boy, and why is this news??
  • Anonymous
    jay z just shipped 1 million units and samsung paid less than 6 mil for promotion
  • Retsam Eht
    Also fuck this corporate shill and his shit music
  • Anonymous
    That cat just sounds like he hates Jay-Z personally LoL
  • Retsam Eht
    Corny is a bunch of niggers and white geeks talking record sales and industry shit like they know anything about it. You're on an internet comment board. Put a gun in your mouth and kill yourselves. Fucking clowns. Your opinions are meaningless, go out in the real world faggots.
  • youknowmySteez
    Jays been corny for a long time
  • Shone Jones
    How is A-Trak gonna go in on Jay for going corporate when he still gets paid to be in multiple Grey Goose ads? Dudes live in glass houses still wanna throw stones.
  • Sharkboxx
    Not a fan anymore but I'll listen, and at this point ANYTHING is better than Yeezus.
  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous
    Wow, what is with all the hate on hip hop artists nowadays? You have cats straight trash talking Weezy, complaining about Yeezy and now Jay? It's been going on a while, but damn...You know somebody has a plug up their butt when they stoop down to saying "Jay has a very bad taste in movies." I mean, what? You a movie critic? Everybody is entitled an opinion but dang. They should NEVER have invented Twitter. Straight up!
    • Asa
      It's b/c overtly commercial hip hop is now considered Pop, and by virtue it becomes an easy target for those whose entire sentiment is anti-establishment.
  • Jay-z Wins
    Jay-Z has done it all. Do you think he cares what you think? You're hating a man who has sold out concerts, had number 1 singles/albums, been in movies, all over television, became a household name, made millions, had the hottest chick in the game wearin his chain, wifed her, got her pregnant and REALLY RAN THE STREET. Even the people like beans, dehaven and dash couldn't deny that! Yet the hate still thrives in the blood of these suckas. He can't win anymore than this. Accept it.
  • Anonymous
    A-Trak FUCK YOU FAGGOT! I'm a Jay-Z stan
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  • Blayze
    Samsung buying 1 million copies at 50% or more discount is not the same as an artist going retail platinum, so lets not go and throw around "Platinum already". lil' wayne can sell 5 million $1 Carter V to Apple, that doesn't make him 5X Platinum...
    • HOV
      It does..... Platinium is about sales of a copy... nothing to do with price... nice try bro...
    • Blayze
      LOL right. And selling a 50,000 stadium at 1 penny a ticket is the same as Rolling Stones selling 50,000 tickets at $125 bucks, both are sell-out stadiums...? (LOL) This is what Jay-Z has come to, just to get 'platinum' since he can't do it retail at $10-$15 a CD.
    • Anonymous
      @Blayze To me, this kind of sounds like somebody in the grocery game selling apples, and finding a way to sell his inventory easily. And then the apple seller next to him crying and basically saying "why didn't I think of that? I'm hating..." LOL Quit wasting your time and resources hating Blayze, and get yours. Worrying about the next mans food smh
    • Anonymous
      Blayze got that hate in his veins because Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Adele all have had their CD's on Amazon for 99 cents, $3.99, $4.99, and are still RIAA certified. What happens when the retail starts, does your logic still apply? Slap yourself.
    • What???
      5 dollars an album is more than most rappers see for an album at retail. You think they getting all that money. Brilliant cut out best buy and all that distribution mark up
    • Sharkboxx
      I don't even like listening to Jay-Z's music anymore but this is some dumbass logic.
  • Bobyahed2dis
    Jay-z is a bitch made nigga who has to sell his records to a big name Tv company just to make up for the fact that nobody is checking for him. Wayne will be platinum before the end of June and Drake will go platinum first week with his, oh and J. Cole will flop selling under 100K.
    • What??
      Jay about the only person that could pull this off. Change the game. In a couple years every rapper gone be trying do this. He getting paid for his and bypassing bootleggers. He kept the whole album under wrap most albums already leaked.
  • Kurtousy
    Lol.... Lil Wayne went platinum in a week.. Jay Z platinum before the album even drops, before the first single even drops!! Seems like the only time you hear about Jay Z is when he's making business moves. When you hear negative talk, it's mostly bullshit from hatin ass people!
    • Blayze
      Last 10 years Jay's album and single numbers are nothing compared to Wayne. Let Jay sell get his 'platinum' for $5, while Wayne sells Carter 5 and gets platinum at $10-$15 a piece. Jay-Z is a business man, washed up rapper, Nas still makes better shit than him. Jay-Z needs to focus on his business like sports agency cause his music is a$$