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AUDIO: Jay-Z Receives His Platinum Plaque For Magna Carta Holy Grail Album + Talks Collab With Beyonce, Dame Dash, Miley Cyrus & More!

On Tuesday, hip hop mogul Jay-Z received his Platinum Plaque for Magna Carta Holy Grail album (officially released on July 9th) by the RIAA. 

The event was tweeted out to the masses from the RIAA with the accompanying image (above).

According to Billboard Magazine, the charting staple of the music industry has taken exception to the million “MCHG” copies sold, because they were purchased by Samsung and released to their customers on July 4th.

Allhiphop reports, the Samsung sold copies will count the first week’s sales, which insiders expect to be the 17 year veteran’s 12th number 1 album with an expected 350-400k copies sold, based on early estimates.

Jay’s wife Beyonce also instagramed a pic in celebration of her hubby’s Platinum Plaque achievement with caption, “Bow Down.”

And speaking of Beyonce, Jay-Z dropped by Hot97 Angie Martinez’s radio station yesterday morning to chat about collaborating again with his wife, dedicating one of his single’s to their daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Dame Dash’s career, Miley Cyrus twerking, and receiving a text from President Barack Obama.
Here’s the highlights from the interview:

On Trayvon Martin and the news cycle

“I was just watching the trial and man, it’s strange how you can just see everyone’s agenda when their talking about things. CNN is almost like TMZ. Certain things it’s like, aww man, this is really just entertainment. It’s really all for ratings. And you squeeze a bit of information in there.”

On how he was affected by his parents splitting up:

“They were together my early years, till I was 9 or something. That’s what made it worse, because I knew. Some people don’t even get to feel that sort of love at all so you can’t miss what you don’t have. It’s still this empty feeling. There’s more of an empty feeling having it, then having it taken away from you.”

On being a father:

“[It’s] just more reaffirming the things that’s really important in life and editing your life in such a way that you don’t have anything that’s distracting you. Anything that’s taking away from that time you should be with your child.”

On if he has ever failed:

“I fail all the time. I’m a person that loves to win. I don’t hate to lose.”

On if he reads blogs:

“Um, Not that much, but once in a while, yeah. More music though, just music. Not like we worried about gossip.I’m just not into that. It’s not my business.”

On watching reality TV, including “Love & Hip Hop”:

“I’ve seen everything at least once or twice. I’m really an ESPN, HBO guy.”

On money:

“I just don’t need money. … I think success is just being able to do what you like to do on your terms.”

On buying back the rights to Roc-A-Fella:

“We just got it back from Universal. Thank you guys up there. The chain remains.”

On Miley Cyrus’ new musical style (since he shouts her out on “Somewhere In America”:

“She’s fearless, just being herself and expressing herself. I think it’s more a reaction of people wanting her to be Hannah Montana. Just watching the situation, people want her to be something and she’s like, ‘I’m not that. I was 6-years-old, they want me to be 6-years-old forever.’ That must be really frustrating, and this is her reaction to it.”

On Yeezus:

“I love it…It’s polarizing because it’s art. That’s what art is; it forces you to have an opinion. What’s good for the genre is [Yeezus] pushes it forward.”

On the possibility of Watch The Throne 2:

“Yeah. Hopefully, yeah. It hasn’t begun.”

On his relationship with Dame Dash:

“We created something that’s going to go down forever, so I can only have love for Dame. I just don’t know where we are in our life. We’re not the same two men at that time when we gelled in that way. I haven’t seen him in a while. I have ultimate confidence in him that he’ll find his way because he’s an amazing and smart guy.”

Listen to the full interview below:


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