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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

The controversial hip-hop artist presents the story of his life and career through lyrics, images and a personal narrative that also offers insight into his creative process. Media tie-in.

Table of Contents

Part 1. One eye open — The revolutionary t-shirt — Public service announcement (The black album) — American Dreamin' (American gangster) — Early this morning (unreleased) — Honor among predators — Coming of age (Reasonable doubt) — Coming of age (Da sequel) (Vol. 2 ... Hard knock life) — D'Evils (Reasonable doubt) — Negative space — 99 problems (The black album) — Ignorant shit (American gangster) — Part 2. I will not lose — Portrait of the artist as a young star — Most kings (unreleased) — Success (American gangster) — Renegade (The blueprint) — Can I live? (Reasonable doubt) — Balling and falling — Fallin' (American gangster) — Big pimpin' (Vol. 3 ... Life and times of S. Carter) — Streets is watching (In my lifetime, Vol. 1) — Beat the system before it beats you — Operation corporate takeover (Mix tape freestyle) — Moment of clarity (The black album) — A stern discipline — Breathe easy (Lyrical exercise) (The blueprint) — My 1st song (The black album) — Part 3. Politics as usual — White America — Young gifted and black (S. Carter collection) — Hell yeah (Pimp the system) (Revolutionary but gangsta) — Ears wide open — Beware (Jay-Z remix) (Beware) — Blue magic (American gangster) — Cautionary tales — This life forever (Black gangster) — Meet the parents (The bluprint2: the lift & the curse) — Where I'm from (In my lifetime, Vol. 1) — Funeral parade — Minority report (Kingdom come) — Dynasty (Intro) (The dynasty: roc la familia) — My president is black (unreleased) — Part 4. Come and get me — The voice in your head is right — Regrets (Reasonable doubt) — This can't be life (The dynasty: roc la familia) — Soon you'll understand (The dynasty: roc la familia) — Instant karma — Beach chair (Kingdom come) — Lucifer (The black album) — Our life — December 4th (The black album) — History (unreleased).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588369598
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Composers & Musicians - General
Author:
Jay-Z
Author:
Jay-Z
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Rich & Famous
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Rap musicians - United States
Subject:
Jay-Z,
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Music-Hip Hop and Rap
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-BIOGRAPHY
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20101116
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rap and Hip-Hop
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General
Biography » Rich and Famous

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"Synopsis" by , The controversial hip-hop artist presents the story of his life and career through lyrics, images and a personal narrative that also offers insight into his creative process. Media tie-in.
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