Decoded

Updated with 3 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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780753540565
Categories BX, Entertainment, Music and Movie, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle, WBD
Author(s) Jay Z
Publisher Virgin Books
Pages 352
Format Paperback
Dimensions 18.5cm x 2cm x 23.5cm
Weight 1.07 kg
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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