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Ebury Publishing, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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This 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 ten codes that define him.

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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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User Review  - mausergem - LibraryThing

I'm not a hip hop person and I don't have much exposure to Jay-Z. But I'm interested or just say curious about the gangster rapper life. Hence I picked up this book. Jay-Z seems like a grounded person ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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.

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