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    Decoded (Virgin Books) (Paperback) By (author) Jay-Z


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    DescriptionThis 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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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jay-Z
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 189 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 978 g
    ISBN 13: 9780753522707
    ISBN 10: 0753522705

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, AVH
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, MUS050000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    Libri: ENGM4300
    DC22: 782.421649092
    BISAC V2.8: MUS000000
    Libri: HIPH5000
    Edition statement
    Airport / Ireland / Export and Waterstones ed
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Virgin Books
    Publication date
    18 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.