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Decoded (Enhanced Edition)

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


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.


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Customer Reviews


This book is very well written. It is insightful and really helps you understand jay-z and his songs. It was also another testament to the man's genius and marketing skills because right away you understand that by putting the book together in this format, it will entice the readers to purchase or at least investigate more of the songs which may not already be in their collection, and if you don't currently have any jay-z music, you will after reading this book. I became a fan a few album's after reasonable doubt, but once I embraced his music, it became clear that I should have been a fan from day one! Shawn Carter is a force to be reckoned with!

Great read

I am a huge Jay-Z fan & Im not a big reader. If it's not sports related I just don't read. The only reason I bought this book was because I am a Hov fan & while I don't usually read books I finished this in 2 days. It was so raw and so real it was just what I expected. Yes I do get the fact this wasn't an autobiography but it gave you insight to his profound lyrics and transcending swag. Great book to read if you are a true Jay-Z fan. Enjoy!!


Great book to the man behind the music. Greater understanding and clarity to the songs. Great job on this masterpiece of art

Decoded (Enhanced Edition)
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Dec 07, 2010
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.2 or later and iOS 4.2 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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