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Decoded

by Jay-Z
eBook
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.

Praise for Decoded
"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

"Hip-hop's renaissance man drops a classic. . . . Heartfelt, passionate and slick."Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: December 7, 2010

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781588369598
  • Release date: December 7, 2010

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781588369598
  • File size: 20570 KB
  • Release date: December 7, 2010


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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.

Praise for Decoded
"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

"Hip-hop's renaissance man drops a classic. . . . Heartfelt, passionate and slick."Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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