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Picture: Jay-Z Decoded Book Cover!

September 23, 2010 · Posted in books, Business, news · 5 Comments 

Jay-Z-Decoded-Cover

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.


Jay-Z described the book by saying:

“When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics—not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC—are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.”

Sounds interesting! I’m still waiting for Jigga to drop an official autobiography which is sure to be a best seller.

You can pre-order the book on Jay-Z’s Facebook page.

PS – Yo Jay, feel free to send me a free review copy. Holla at me! ;)

Comments

5 Responses to “Picture: Jay-Z Decoded Book Cover!”

  1. aries on September 23rd, 2010 12:48 am

    its weird im probaly the only one that sees this inda picture but.. i see sum sorta demon

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  3. TheResistance on September 23rd, 2010 1:28 pm

    Aries: I Definatly see the Baphomet in that image!

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