White’s Third Man Records is giving Jay’s most recent album, 2013’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, a vinyl reissue.
This being Third Man, it won’t just be any vinyl reissue. The label has previously put out liquid-filled vinyl, a single with rose pedals inside a record, and records pressed with gold and platinum (The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which was executive produced by Jay Z). Third Man also won a GRAMMY earlier this year for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for their box set The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27).
So for the Magna Carta release, they’re going all out, as you can see in the promo video below. The album won’t be cut on an LP; rather it will be a box set of eight 7-inch 45-rpm records, kept in a clothbound binder. Scratch-off boxes within the pages of the binder will reveal photos and lyrics.