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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 7, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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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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User Review  - Jennifer I. -

Love JayZ. I get this book on so many levels. We have the same background except hes come up much better than I have. I remember when this book came out because I have the same Warhol print that is 6 feet tall in my living room. It is beautiful. The book is so good I believe a friend stole it! Read full review

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User Review  - gopfolk - LibraryThing

This was a great book about the music and the person behind it and then...Jay-Z went too far. It turned political and anti-police. I could spend my time (and yours) detailing out where he went wrong ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) is one of the most successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs of all time.

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