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Samsung and Jay-Z close to signing $20M partnership agreement

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Samsung and Jay-Z close to signing $20M partnership agreement
Designer headphones and mobile audio are big business these days. HTC is working with Beats Audio, which of course has Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine behind it. No one seems to care much that 50 Cent has his own line of headphones, but he does. And now, rumor has it that Samsung and Jay-Z are about to sign a $20 million partnership deal.

The report comes from the New York Post's Page Six, meaning this may just be a rumor overheard in a nightclub at 3AM, but it sounds reasonable enough. The source says, "The eight-figure deal will be inked in the next few weeks, and is the biggest of its kind. You can speculate that he’ll want to develop some kind of new music-streaming service to promote his acts and music on mobile devices."

The rumor that the deal is coming sounds logical to us. Samsung has a ton of money, and loves to spend it on marketing. And, Jay-Z is an incredibly smart businessman (business, man), so we would certainly expect something interesting to come of the partnership. At the very least, maybe Jay can help Samsung sort out the mess that is its Music Hub, which has often been called "confusing" and "over-complicated". 

source: NYP

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posted on 04 Jun 2013, 18:59 2

2. jaychildz (Posts: 106; Member since: 31 May 2013)


ROCBeats

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:12 3

18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6613; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


That sounds horrible

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 01:14 1

48. jaychildz (Posts: 106; Member since: 31 May 2013)


A lot of things do luckily im not on their marketing team so you don't have to worry about my 2cents, so sit yo 5 dollar ass down before i make change!

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 19:16 5

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dudes become a heckuva businessman.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:14 2

20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6613; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Heck of a businessman. He's former CEO OF DEF JAM RECORDS, Married Beyonce Co Founder of ROCK-A-FELLA records, former owner of the BROOKLYN NETS sold his stock and have multiplatinum records. That's how you suppose know who Jay-Z is.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:38

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Please see post #22

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:15

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Never said I didn't know who he was. I've known who he was since 88' when he was in the Hawaiian Sophie video with jazz. YouTube sonnnnn.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:50

42. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


His share for the Brooklyn Nets was less than .02% so that doesn't really matter. Though you're 100% correct on his other accolades.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 00:37

64. DnB925Art (Posts: 317; Member since: 23 May 2013)


And don't forget he's now getting into the Sports Agent business as well. There are a bunch of athletes signed or will be signed to his agency. DeSean Jackson being one of the rumored latest signings.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 19:17 4

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


FlushGordons racist remark got yanked.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 19:23 7

9. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 246; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


my girlfriend screamed ILLUMINATI!! when i showed this to her lol

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:40 5

25. kurtdean99 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


Yea, He's pretty much satanic illuminati worshipper just like Samsung lol

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:12 5

32. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1363; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


S-Illuminati

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 19:32 2

10. KickRocks (Posts: 117; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Everyone "Keep calm and love Jay-Z"

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:12 1

33. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Rap music is for immature bad boys.
And for under 30s
Like the Gangsters, Godfather*®
Reggae FTW

Dub music©

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:17 8

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Rap music is for whoever wants to listen to it. And you sound like a typical hater dude. Are you mad about his partnership, because he's a rapper? Hmmmmmm

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 01:17

49. jaychildz (Posts: 106; Member since: 31 May 2013)


People look at rap and name thugs and drug dealers. What about the mindful sense-ful musicians who don't have 30 chains on and "bitches" in their every video

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:42 2

40. HouTexan (Posts: 315; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Hip hop is for whomever wants to freaking listen to it; just like dub step. Get real.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 23:31 3

44. Whateverman (Posts: 3225; Member since: 17 May 2009)


So basically your saying you know nothing about rap or hip hop, and yes they are two different things. You should probably look up KRS1, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Grand Master Flash and the Furious 5, Gangstarr, Guru, Eric B. And Rakim, Brand Nubian, etc, etc... I can do this all night.

My point is you can't judge all rap by the garbage you hear on the radio now. And if you don't understand it origin, you are ill equipped to judge it.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 04:08 1

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said bro. Troll out his foot in his mouth, both feet on that one. He didn't even bother to respond, cuz he woulda gotten eaten alive on this one. +1 WM. you got hiphop knowledge dude.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 08:18 1

55. Whateverman (Posts: 3225; Member since: 17 May 2009)


You too, no one EVER remembers Hawiian Sophie, classic! +10

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:12 1

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6613; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Think its a wast of money Samsung. Jay-Z is going too keep all the cash and not help promote your products.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:39 4

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And how exactly do you know that, and why on earth would Samsung need your advice?

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:04 1

29. greathero1 (Posts: 491; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Seeing is how the guy went from rags to worth $500 million speaks volumes about his business savy and he is very popular so why would it be a waste of money to get a celebrity to help push your brand. There's nothing with Samsung using his likeness and nothing wrong with Jay-Z getting paid for it. You don't get a net worth of $500 million by not doing your job so I don't understand why your are assuming that he wouldn't fulfill his duties. You don't get to half a billion by doing things half assed.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:11

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


HATER PLAIN, AND SIMPLE is what gadget is, just read his posts. Nothing is ever positive.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 14:02

60. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6613; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Actually YOURE THE most hated person on this site u bad mouth how Google Samsung copied apple and apps. U also keep saying Samsung deserve too get a law suit by apple n phone ban. Don't tell me I'm negative when YOURE THE most negative person on this blog.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 15:43

61. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Once again I ask you to provide the link to the article I said this on. If you can't, YOU SIR ARE A LIAR. I'm waiting for the link to the article.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 15:44

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Still waiting... I also count 10 grammatical mistakes in you're post.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 19:07

63. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If you can't put up shut up, you've lost all cred dude.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:44

41. HouTexan (Posts: 315; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Lol @ 'waste of money'.

You people are quite delusional.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:16

56. johnriii (Posts: 229; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


haters gonna hate. (smh)

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:44 3

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I love how these haters on here showing their true colors. Hating on Jigga, cuz he getting that money from Sammy. In the words of Jigga, "I do this for my culture to let em know what a brother look like, when a brother in a roadster. Show em how to move in a room full of vultures industry shady, and need to be taken over"

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:55 3

27. Yodaa (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 May 2013)


Hate you we must

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 21:58 4

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude go to a galaxy far far away, and stay there.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:06

30. greathero1 (Posts: 491; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Lol! Too funny

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:12

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That dudes a pain man lol

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 23:38 2

45. Whateverman (Posts: 3225; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Never been much of a Jay Z fan, but this is a very smart moves on both sides. If marketed correctly, this could see Beats By Dre kind of success.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:27

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm not a businessman, I'm a business ,man.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:40 1

39. biophone (Posts: 1894; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


HTC should get NAS. I mean he already smoked Jay-z once. #ether

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 04:14

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Track #2 blueprint part 1. All that needs to be said lol.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 19:47 1

65. biophone (Posts: 1894; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


sorry its not close takeover wasn't on the same level...

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 00:42 3

46. Trex95 (Posts: 565; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Illuminati Samsung group,

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 01:48

50. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


To all of you people screaming illuminati, does it not start to sound idiotic and repetitive to you...because it definitely is to me.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 04:14

54. darkkjedii (Posts: 12057; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 02:38 3

51. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Jay-Z songs for default ringtones are coming.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 10:19

57. johnriii (Posts: 229; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


samsung has a sizable lead in the android genre, and this just gives them another boost. it can do nothing but help their brand, though I'm not a huge Jay-z fan. I give him much respect, cuz it's obvious he knows what he's doing. I mean hell, he got beyonce!!!

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 11:33

58. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


These will just be... horrible. They will probably be successful with Jay-Z behind them but, just look at Beats, they are terrible headphones for anyone who actually knows something about them, they are too heavily emphasized as studio headphones where they are not one bit, Dr. Dre doesn't even use them as his recording headphones and they are far too expensive for what they are.
Now the J-Beats or whatever will have Samsung as the company I presume will be manufacturing them, they have little to no work in the headphone industry so no doubt they will be just as bad as the Beats, sound and price wise.
Coming from someone who actually knows something about headphones.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 13:27

59. Supaheight (Posts: 66; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Man imagine they make a line of headphone to compete with beats audio that'd be nice

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