Jay-Z will be releasing his memoir that provides a deeper look at the man behind the lyrics.
Hip-Hop Wired reported that Jay-Z is releasing his first book entitled Decoded in November. According to the article, the book will be a memoir chronicling his life in Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects, his life as a drug dealer and of course his Hip-Hop success.
The 336-page book will include some of Jay’s most detailed interviews and a breakdown of many of his provocative lyrics. Fans and conspiracy theorists should be satisfied with that feature being a part of the memoir. The article reported that the book would be able to say more than Jay’s songs could.
"It’s not anything I haven’t said in the past, in songs. It’s just more detailed,” said Hov. “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.”
Jay was scheduled to release another memoir back in 2003, which was intended to come out with the release of The Black Album. The book was entitled The Black Book. Jay allegedly pulled the plug on that because he wasn’t ready to share a lot of the personal things that were in the book with the rest of the world.
– Ju’lia Samuels