We’re back with another edition of Mass Appeal’s “Top Ten Tweets” of the week. It should come as no surprise that one of the hottest topics on Twitter this week was the release of Jay-Z’s new album Magna Carta Holy Grail. Well, it wasn’t actually an album “release,” more like a well-orchestrated exhibition of corporate fuckery. If I had to curate a list of the “Not Top Ten Tweets” of the week, it would include all of the messages Samsung sent from people “unlocking” lyrics from the MCHG app. Real talk, you could have just waited 10 minutes for the lyrics to hit Rap Genius.
I’m not throwing salt at Jay-Z stans with Samsungs, but I know you had an ILL struggle face when the app didn’t work for an hour. Meanwhile, Funk Master Flex is desecrating the album on the radio, you’re reading about it on your timeline, and your Samsung is just chilling with the Kanye-shrug. Okay, now that I got that off my chest, here are what the people of Twitter had to say about Magna Carta Holy Grail aka #MCHG. Enjoy!
Dude: "MCHG feels lazy and rushed, I wish it was more like Blueprint." Me: "Oh you mean the album Jay recorded in four days?"
— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) July 6, 2013
Class is in session.
MCHG fire but you gotta put "la familia" in the wack songs storage alongside the whole Kingdom Come album
— Nerd Nash (@NerdAtCoolTable) July 7, 2013
*Jazz club finger snaps*
"Uh…sumn sumn sumn sumn/ sumn sumn sumn Basquiat sumn sumn" – Jay-Z
— HANDS OF ZEUS (@BigGhostFASE) July 5, 2013
I mean . . . he’s not lying.
your girl twerkin to MCHG for the 4th, mine playing Stakes is High and making Guacamole
— FWMJ (@fwmj) July 5, 2013
I ain’t mad at ya.
— Dennis Todisco (@DennisTodisco) July 7, 2013
MCHG just showed us Jigga could kick all us young niggas asses. So ya can enjoy July 4th. I'll work in the studio.
— PAPI (@BodegaBAMZ) July 5, 2013
Someone is paying attention.
Still ain't listen to MCHG yet. #coolstoryice
— Ice (@OfficiallyIce) July 5, 2013
Cool story b… oh wait.
Someone needs to explain to Jay that there are thousands of amazing artists not named Jean-Michel Basquiat. #MCHG
— The DJBooth (DJ Z) (@DJBooth) July 6, 2013
Yeah, like Pablo Picasso…
Picasso was my favorite ninja turtle so this track speaks to me
— Desus (@desusnice) July 4, 2013
Y’all didn’t know about the 5th Ninja Turtle?
Man rap music really came to a halt after Hov dropped #MCHG
— Kyle Fall (@kylefall) July 7, 2013
Yeah man, for like 3 whole days.
That’s it for this week! Do you have a tweet that belongs in next week’s Top 10? Send us your submissions using the hashtag #maTop10Tweet and check back next week to see if it’s been chosen.