Decoded

Author(s): Jay-Z

Music

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.

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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.

General Fields

  • : 9780753522707
  • : Ebury Press
  • : Virgin Books
  • : November 2010
  • : 229mm X 178mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jay-Z
  • : Paperback
  • : Airport / Ireland / Export and Waterstones ed
  • : 782.421649092
  • : 320