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Decoded by Jay-Z

By Random House Digital, Inc.

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* Now optimized for retina-display *
•Now available at a special promotional price
•Build your own 10-song version for only $4.99
•Unlock the full 36-song version with a $9.99 in-app purchase

DECODED is an app like no other: a collection of Jay-Z’s 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.
Enhanced with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen video and interactive lyrics for 36 of Jay-Z’s songs, the DECODED app is the ultimate way to get into the mind of Jay-Z. You’ll also be able to vote on the next Jay-Z song to be ‘decoded’ in the app.

Build your own version of DECODED – pick your ten favorite Jay-Z songs to be Decoded, including all-time favorites such as “Big Pimpin’,” “99 Problems,” and more.
For each song you decode, you will unlock:
•A full set of interactive lyrics complete with Jay-Z’s own notes and annotations. Click and scroll to find out the meaning behind the lyrics and the stories that inspired the music.
•An excerpt of Jay’s personal story from the pages of DECODED. Learn about his days growing up in Brooklyn, his rise to rap stardom, and his meticulous approach to his craft.
•Never-before-seen video interviews where Jay-Z discusses the back-story and inspiration for his music (for select songs only).
•Bonus video: “Rap is Poetry”
•Get the latest news and updates direct from Jay-Z.
** You can also listen to Jay-Z’s songs as you scroll and click through the lyrics (requires songs to be in your iTunes library). Preview any songs you don’t own and then click to buy.

Get the full text of Jay-Z’s DECODED including:
•All 36 sets of interactive and annotated song lyrics
•All of Jay-Z’s personal story
•All 17 never-before-seen video interviews plus two bonus videos: “Rap is Poetry” and “The Evolution of My Style”
Look for DECODED, the book, wherever books and eBooks are sold.

What's New in Version 2.0

* Now optimized for retina-display *


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Customer Reviews


I actually think this would have been cool, but as far as I can see the contents of this app are already in the decoded ebook that I purchased 2 years ago. That would have been nice to know. If you purchased decoded from kindle and read it on an ipad, you will have all of the contents from both apps and much more. Don't waste your money, buy the ebook from kindle.

Decoded by Jay-Z
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: May 03, 2012
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 535 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Random House Digital, Inc.
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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