Jay-Z - Decoded PDF

Jay-Z - Decoded PDF

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Decoded is written by the multi-talented musician, Shawn Corey Carter. Worldly famous with his stage name, Jay-Z, he is one of the greatest musicians nowadays; he's a rapper, songwriter, and also record producer. This book is a unique one, it presents a collection of his song lyrics and their meanings and the stories told in them; stories about culture, art, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.

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Like its multi-hyphenate author, Jay-Z, Decoded is many things at once. At its core, Decoded is an eloquent and candid memoir detailing the story of a man who was born in a Brooklyn housing project, spent his teen years dealing drugs on the streets of Trenton, New Jersey, and grew up to be one of his generation’s most successful artists and businessmen.

But Decoded is much more than a memoir: it is an intensely personal homage to hip-hop, as written by a man who so clearly adores the art form; it is a rare glimpse of the unexpectedly deep meanings behind the most recognizable rap lyrics of the last decade; and it is a truly moving collection of essays on topics ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the decline of the music industry.

Unconventional type design, line drawings, and photographs visually emphasize the author’s message that rap is a form that transcends and defies easy categorization. There’s not much in the way of celebrity gossip here, but what we get, instead, is a gritty and enormously compelling look inside the cultural phenomenon of rap, from one of the men who contributed so much to its shape.--Juliet Disparte

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Author: Shawn Corey Carter (Jay-Z);
Genre/Subject: Biography;
Language: English;
PDF Pages: 225;
File Size: 7 MB;

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