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.
'Hip-hop's undisputed king' shares his story,
his lyrics and his inspiration