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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  - 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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