On November 16th, Jay-Z’s long delayed book, Decoded, will finally be released through Spiegel & Grau. A mix of first-person memoir with detailed discussions of his most famous and provocative lyrics.
Jay-Z collaborated with former The Source editor Dream Hampton on the book, which includes interviews with Jay-Z’s family and friends as well as the rapper, himself. Over its 336 pages, Decoded will trace Jay-Z’s life from his childhood in Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects to his years as a teen drug dealer to becoming a hip-hop superstar. The hardcover, illustrated book will also explore Jay-Z’s creative process. – RollingStone
I’m really glad Hov decided to go against his original reluctant thoughts and is going through with the release. Should be a great read.