The holiday spirit is in the air as Big Boi sat down with Noisey and read the full book of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”. Hip-Hop loves the kids.
Big Boi’s new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is out now.
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Lil Skateboard P rolled through to BET studios yesterday to kick it with Miss Mykie and Shorty Da Prince on 106 & Park. Read more
Pharrell drops this new video where he speaks on his new book “Places and Spaces I’ve Been”. He also attends a book signing a the Marc Jacobs store BOOK MARC in Los Angeles, California.
Jermaine Dupri also stops by to show his support.
Lil Wayne releases the cover for his upcoming book “Gone Till November” which includes diaries from his stay at Rikers Island in 2010.
It is expected to be released in May 2013. Available to pre-order on Amazon.
Gone Till November. That will be the title of the upcoming book from Dwyane Carter aka Lil’ Wayne. Carter just landed a book deal with Grand Central Publishing for his prison memoir. The book will included Wayne’s adventure and hardship as he sat in his cell for eight months on NY’s Rikers Island.
Publication date & Statement after the jump.
The list of songs Jay-Z will Decode in his new book have been revealed.
“I gave you volume after volume of my work, So you can feel my truths!”
It includes some of his all time greatest hits including Renegade with Eminem, Moment of Clarity and 99 problems. Not that the last one needs much explanation.
Check out the full song list below.
Classic footage of Jay-Z explaining the lyrics in his song “Can I Live” on his first album Reasonable Doubt.
“I’d rather die enormous than live dormant that’s how we on it”
Irv Gotti the founder of Murder Inc is also in the video. Jay-Z will explain the lyrics of 36 of his songs in his upcoming book Decoded.
Listen to the full song Can I Live below.
Jay-Z announced that he will be releasing his first book on Tuesday 16th November.
“A collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.”
The book is described as:
“Featuring an image of Andy Warhol’s Rorschach on the cover, the beautifully designed, fully-illustrated book decodes 36 songs from JAY-Z’s extensive catalog. By telling the stories behind some of Jay-Z’s most famous and provocative lyrics, Decoded offers an intimate, first-hand account of an artist, his work, and the culture that so powerfully shaped him.”
I’m a Jay-Z stan who also happens to like hip hop lyrics so you know I will be one of the first people to buy this book.