Every once in a while Jay will “say” something on his rarely-used social networking account. A few weeks ago a seemingly innocuous profile picture popped up, and a few heads wondered what that was about. Well, it turns out to be the cover to his upcoming book, Decoded, set to drop later this year.
On November 16th, Jay-Z’s long delayed book, Decoded, will finally be released through Spiegel & Grau. A mix of first-person memoir with detailed discussions of his most famous and provocative lyrics.
Jay-Z collaborated with former The Source editor Dream Hampton on the book, which includes interviews with Jay-Z’s family and friends as well as the rapper, himself. Over its 336 pages, Decoded will trace Jay-Z’s life from his childhood in Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects to his years as a teen drug dealer to becoming a hip-hop superstar. The hardcover, illustrated book will also explore Jay-Z’s creative process. – RollingStone