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October 16, 2006

Jay-Z African Album Bootleg Shockah

Mediatakeout never fails to entertain (if you don't catch a seizure from their banner ad onslaught):

...In a MediaTakeOut.com exclusive, we've learned that West African thieves are most likely responsible for the leak of Jay Z's album.

MediaTakeOut.com spoke with a man who claimed to know exactly where the leak originated. According to our source, who is a recent immigrant from West Africa, thieves swiped a copy of the album while Jay Z was touring on the continent. The source told us, "Jay Z left a copy in his hotel [room] and someone took it." Minutes after the theft, our tipster claims, the album was sent via email to counterfeiters around the world.

And our source's story seems to be corroborated by evidence. Yesterday MediaTakeOut.com visited a street vendor in Brooklyn who was already selling bootlegged copies of Kingdom Come. That vendor told us that the bootlegged copies had recently arrived from Africa. And he even defended selling the stolen recordings, saying, "with the economy the way it is, you have to do what you can to make money ... besides this is America - everything is for sale here."

Posted by jsmooth995 at October 16, 2006 1:49 AM

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