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Decoded  : Jay-Z - Jay Z

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Updated with 5 new songs, this is the intimate, first-person chronicle of the life and work of Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter in Brooklyn’s notorious Marcy Projects, now known to many as the greatest rapper alive.

Told through lyrics, images and personal narrative, Decoded shares the story of Jay-Z’s life through the 10 codes that define him, giving an unparalleled insight into his background, influences and the artistic process that shapes his work. Each chapter features a highly personal narrative section followed by a visually captivating selection of his most famous and provocative lyrics underlining the chapter’s themes, along with Jay-Z’s own ‘decoding’ of each lyric, uncovering the wordplay and stories behind the song.

This is a brilliant insight into the art and poetry of hip-hop, as well as the life of one of the genre’s greatest artists.

About the Author

Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. He is one of the most successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs of all time.

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5.0

Was a gift, and it was wanted

By Tzarby

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      This book was bought as a gift. I received it in good time and was impressed with the packaging thank you

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      "People don't just expect new records from Jay - they expect epochal events, game-changing statements" Rolling Stone "Hip-hop's undisputed king" The Times "The most successful rapper alive" Guardian "The undisputed king of rap" NME "Will Self dismissed rap as unmelodic, inarticulate ranting - until Jay-Z's eloquent memoir and an anthology of lyrics came along to change his mind" The Times

      ISBN: 9780753540565
      ISBN-10: 0753540568
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 335
      Published: 1st December 2011
      Publisher: Ebury Publishing
      Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 23.3  x 2.4
      Weight (kg): 1.023