Decoded (Enhanced Edition)

Decoded (Enhanced Edition) Summary

This enhanced eBook includes:

   • Over 30 minutes of never-before-seen video* interviews with Jay-Z discussing the back-story and inspiration for his songs
   • Two bonus videos*: “Rap is Poetry” and “The Evolution of My Style”
   • The full text of the book with illustrations and photographs
*Video may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details.
Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.

Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.

Book Reviews

Danita C

Decoded:Jay-Z5 star

Inspiring and highly motivational. A must read!55


Epic..5 star

Nuff said....55


LOVED IT5 star

Great book! I'm a huge Jay-Z fan, have all his music and loved this book....I would recommend this book to any true Jay-Z fan, or fan of hip-hop!I truly enjoy the way he breaks down the lyrics and paints a picture for where he was in that time frame. I love knowing history of the hip-hop genre, at least the history that was during my time that we weren’t able to see in the pre-social media era.55


A master peace5 star

I LOVED THIS! The chance to read a book the tells the story behind so many classic songs and stories you hear about in the media, that involved my favorite hip hop artist of all time was an incredible experience. I will definitely be reading this again, start to finish. Long Live Hov!55

Rello FNB

Great Book!5 star

Gives you a real insight in the mind of a artist.55


Amazing book/formatted horribly5 star

If you can get over the horrible format of "Decoded", you're in for a thrill. Jay-Z explains history(his story). I always brushed off rappers when they called themselves "artists", but Jay-Z's explanation of the art of rap is nothing short of genius.55


Disappointed1 star

Really wanted to read, but This book is not optimized for iPhone. So disappointed.😠15


Decoded Lines4 star

Good book. Well written. The best part about the book wasn't the lyrics, they can be craftily written yes, but not rocket science or Shakespeare. The jewel of the book is in his narratives of his personal observation of life experiences, without making it rhyme, without defining the rhyme. Just simply what was going on in his head during various meetings, vacations and such. Enjoy it.45


Beautiful5 star

I read this book twice!. ITS THAT GOOD!!55


Great book5 star

Amazing book. Teaches readers how to go in depth when reading and deciphering lyrics.55

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