Updated with 3 new songs, this is the intimate, first-person chronicle of the life and work of Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter in
Brooklyn's notorious Marcy Projects, now known to many as the greatest rapper alive. Told through lyrics, images and personal
narrative, "Decoded" shares the story of Jay-Z's life through the 10 codes that define him, giving an unparalleled insight
into his background, influences and the artistic process that shapes his work. Each chapter features a highly personal narrative
section followed by a visually captivating selection of his most famous and provocative lyrics underlining the chapter's themes,
along with Jay-Z's own 'decoding' of each lyric, uncovering the wordplay and stories behind the song. This is a brilliant
insight into the art and poetry of hip-hop, as well as the life of one of the genre's greatest artists.
undisputed king' shares his story, his lyrics and his inspiration