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Jay-Z’s got a new book that will be hitting stores this fall.

The book, titled Decoded, will be part memoir, part analysis and discussion of Jay-Z’s lyrics.  The book traces Jay-Z’s origins in Brooklyn’s Marcy projects to his current status as one of the biggest stars in America.  Jay-Z collaborated on the 336-page book with former editor of The Source, dream hampton.

In his recent cover story with Rolling Stone magazine, Jay addressed the book, which was initially titled The Black Book and was to be released around the same time as his 2003 album, The Black Album.

“It’s too much. For the book, I was interviewed, people close to me were interviewed. So I was learning a lot of things I didn’t know as a child,” Jay-Z told RS. “It’s not anything I haven’t said in the past, in songs. It’s just more detailed. 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.”

Decoded is out November 16th.


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