Rap News Rundown: Jay-Z, Meek Mill and Lil Reese

Can you download Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" today? Learn more about the new album, as well as Meek Mill's unusual sentence and Lil Reese's arrest.

Get the latest info on Jay-Z's Magna Carta, Meek Mill's unusual sentence and Lil Reese's arrest.

Jay-Z is releasing his next project, Magna Carta Holy Grail, on July 4, but you can get it right now for free if you have a Samsung Galaxy device. In an exclusive deal teased during the NBA Finals, Samsung has purchased 1 million copies of the album to give to Galaxy owners three days early. If you own a Galaxy S4, Galaxy SIII or Galaxy Note II, head over to the Google Play store to download the app.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Meek Mill has been ordered by a judge to take etiquette classes. Judge Genece Brinkley instructed the rapper to attend the classes during his probation violation hearing last Friday. He has to complete the classes by Aug. 4 and must report to his probation officer any travel plans that will require him to leave Philly.

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Magna Carta Holy GrailGet the latest info on Jay-Z's Magna Carta, Meek Mill's unusual sentence and Lil Reese's arrest.

You May Be Able to Get Magna Carta Holy Grail Today

Jay-Z is releasing his next project, Magna Carta Holy Grail, on July 4, but you can get it right now for free if you have a Samsung Galaxy device. In an exclusive deal teased during the NBA Finals, Samsung has purchased 1 million copies of the album to give to Galaxy owners three days early. If you own a Galaxy S4, Galaxy SIII or Galaxy Note II, head over to the Google Play store to download the app.

Meek Mill Ordered to Take Etiquette Classes

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Meek Mill has been ordered by a judge to take etiquette classes. Judge Genece Brinkley instructed the rapper to attend the classes during his probation violation hearing last Friday. He has to complete the classes by Aug. 4 and must report to his probation officer any travel plans that will require him to leave Philly.

Meek and his attorney argued that having to check in with a probation officer would create an unnecessary strain on the rapper's career. But the judge was unmoved, telling Meek that the etiquette classes were "more important than any concerts [you] might have," and might help him use social media more wisely in the future. Previously, Meek had tweeted about his legal troubles, resulting in some fans sending death threats to Assistant District Attorney Noel DeSantis.

The MMG rapper is currently on probation stemming from a 2009 sentencing. He will return to court in September for another progress report.

Lil Reese Charged With Auto Theft

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, rapper Lil Reese was arrested June 22 and charged with misdemeanor theft. We still don't know much about the circumstances surrounding the arrest, but court records say Reese "presented false documentation to obtain" a 2006 BMW 750 Li. This is the same car he was reportedly found sleeping in back in April when he was arrested on a warrant.

Reese's bail was set at $5,000. He is also contending with another court case linked to a 2012 video that shows him getting into a verbal disagreement with a woman and beating her.


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