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    Decoded (Paperback) By (author) Jay-Z


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    DescriptionDecoded 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.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jay-Z
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 317
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    ISBN 13: 9780812982015
    ISBN 10: 0812982010

    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO013000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    Libri: ENGM4300
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    Libri: ERIN2054, MUSI1613
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000
    Libri: RAPA1000
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Illustrations note
    Random House Inc.
    Imprint name
    Spiegel & Grau
    Publication date
    16 November 2010
    Review quote
    “Compelling . . . provocative, evocative . . . Part autobiography, part lavishly illustrated commentary on the author’s own work, Decoded gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth, while at the same time deconstructing his lyrics.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times   “One of a handful of books that just about any hip hop fan should own.”—The New Yorker “Elegantly designed, incisively written . . . an impressive leap by a man who has never been known for small steps.”—Los Angeles Times   “A riveting exploration of Jay-Z’s journey . . . So thoroughly engrossing, it reads like a good piece of cultural journalism.”—The Boston Globe   “Shawn Carter’s most honest airing of the experiences he drew on to create the mythic figure of Jay-Z . . . The scenes he recounts along the way are fascinating.”—Entertainment Weekly