Jack White has increasingly shown us that he’s a big hip hop fan. From professing his love of Kanye West, to hiring Run The Jewels to open for him at Madison Square Garden and beyond, it was only a matter of time before he started incorporating hip hop into his beloved Nashville-based label, Third Man Records.
Third Man announced back in 2013 that they were going to release a vinyl edition of Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail. Now, two years later, it is set for a March 20 limited release of 1000 copies.
White has previously stated that he and Jay have worked together on numerous unfinished songs. He’s also sampled 99 Problems at live gigs before.
The limited edition box set will contain eight 7″ records in a clothbound binder, with pages that scratch off to reveal lyrics and photos, which is pretty cool. Brian Roettinger, who was responsible for the original album artwork, designed the whole thing.
Despite the fact that this, in my opinion, was easily Jay-Z’s worst album, the release sounds pretty cool, and hopefully signifies that White and Third Man will be releasing more awesome hip hop vinyls in the future. I for one, would fucking love Run The Jewels I & II on vinyl!
Check out the trailer here: