Monday, September 27, 2010

A Literary Adventure In Hip Hop, Jay-Z Pens New Book Entitled "Decoded"

Recently it came to my attention that Jay-Z is set to release a new book in November, entitled "Decoded". A true hip hop lyricist, Jay-Z as an author should make for an interesting book and reading experience.

Here is how Jay-Z recently described his latest project:
“When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics—not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC—are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.”

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