Dimensions: 336 Pages, 7.48 × 9.45 × 0.79 in
Published: November 16, 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1400068924
ISBN - 13: 9781400068920
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.
From the Publisher
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
"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
"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
"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
From the Trade Paperback edition.