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Decoded

by Jay-z

Random House Publishing Group | November 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Decoded is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Expanded paperback edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.
 
Decoded is a book like no other: 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.07 × 7.35 × 0.98 in

Published: November 1, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812981154

ISBN - 13: 9780812981155

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the most creative and refreshing pieces of literature from a Hip Hop Legend The approach that Jay-Z takes in crafting "Decoded" is unlike any book I have ever read. Not only does he break down the meanings and thoughts some of his biggest records, he also takes you back to the space that he was in while creating these gems.
Date published: 2011-11-17

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Decoded

by Jay-z

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.07 × 7.35 × 0.98 in

Published: November 1, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812981154

ISBN - 13: 9780812981155

About the Book

"Decoded "is a book like no other: 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.
"Hip-hop's renaissance man drops a classic. . . . Heartfelt, passionate and slick."-- Kirkus, starred review

"From the Hardcover edition."

From the Publisher

Expanded paperback edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.
 
Decoded is a book like no other: 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.

Editorial Reviews

“Compelling . . . provocative, evocative . . . Part autobiography, part lavishly illustrated commentary on the author’s own work, Decoded gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth, while at the same time deconstructing his lyrics.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
 
“One of a handful of books that just about any hip hop fan should own.”—The New Yorker

“Elegantly designed, incisively written . . . an impressive leap by a man who has never been known for small steps.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“A riveting exploration of Jay-Z’s journey . . . So thoroughly engrossing, it reads like a good piece of cultural journalism.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Shawn Carter’s most honest airing of the experiences he drew on to create the mythic figure of Jay-Z . . . The scenes he recounts along the way are fascinating.”—Entertainment Weekly
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