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It should come as no surprise that one of these most innovative and successful men alive takes an unconventional approach to his first autobiographical book. So, don't expect, when opening the pages of DECODED by Jay-Z, for this to chronologically cover the highs and lows of this man's life and career. Instead Jay-Z reveals himself and shares his defining moments elliptically, through thoughtful examinations of his lyrics. He clarifies references, makes connections, and includes very direct statements on the real-life events that the poetry alludes to. Readers will walk away with much more than a series of events along a timeline; DECODED offers an artistic look inside Jay-Z's thought processes, priorities, ambitions, struggles, and passions.
The controversial hip-hop artist presents the story of his life and career through lyrics, images and a personal narrative that also offers insight into his creative process. Media tie-in.
Number of Pages: 317
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Composers + Musicians, Rich + Famous
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Street Date: November 16, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0307
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Lidul — 7 years ago
If you or your close ones are big Jay-Z fans.. this book is a must have.Bought it for my boyfriend for Christmas and he loved it! Ordered it from Target.com and it arrived in great condition. I was very satisfied with my purchase and would recommend this product to others.