NEW YORK: Jay-Z is signing a $20 million deal with Samsung.

The rap star is rumoured to be setting up a music streaming service to help promote acts signed to his Roc Nation label - including Rita Ora, Alexis Jordan and J.Cole - via the company’s smartphones.

A source told the New York Post: ‘’The eight-figure deal will be inked in the next few weeks, and is the biggest of its kind. You can speculate that he’ll want to develop some kind of new music-streaming service to promote his acts and music on mobile devices.’’–ES