Oh, and he’ll be on Oprah at 3 p.m. PT to announce it, the same time the song, “See Her Face,” goes live on the app [iTunes link].
It gets stranger. According to a spokesperson for Flipboard, well-known venture capitalist Ron Conway of SV Angel is responsible for bringing it about. “MC Hammer has been involved in Internet projects for years and via our mutual friend Ron Conway he found out about Flipboard,” she says.
“He was excited about how Flipboard brought his Twitter stream to life. He saw the potential of what a social magazine could mean for musicians and wanted to work with us on this project,” she adds.
The collaboration is part of a broader initiative to bring content owners and publishers on board as partners for distributing — rather than simply being sources for producing — content on the app. Flipboard’s spokesperson says that the startup is open to additional partnerships with musicians in the future, but does not have any “specific plans for that at the moment.”
The song will be available for listening only; a downloadable version will be available at a later date.
Image courtesy of Flipboard