On Publishing… Jay-Z’s Decoded

Jay-Z’s book Decoded is set to be released by Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau on November 16. The book is collection of illustrations ,lyrics and a look into his creative process, infused with memoir. It is written by journalist Dream Hampton, who was supposed to pen his unpublished memoir The Black Book. I’m not sure if this is the same project with a new title or a new works but I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The price tag is a little hefty: $35. But it’s Hov, so you have to dish it out.

Here’s what Hov told Rolling Stone about the book:
“It’s too much. For the book, I was interviewed, people close to me were interviewed. So I was learning a lot of things I didn’t know as a child,” Jay-Z told RS. “It’s not anything I haven’t said in the past, in songs. It’s just more detailed. A song is three minutes long. A book doesn’t have to rhyme, and it has no time limit, so you can say exactly how everything went.”

Photo Courtesy of Random House

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