Just listened to the Fresh Air interview w/ Jay-Z. So informative and inspiring. It's amazing what he's become. So I must PRESS ON. I can't stay down, and more often than not, I've gotta be smart as fuck. Hustle.
"Decoded" is rapper Jay-Z's personal memoir. So much of the book is devoted to decoding Jay-Z's rap lyrics, I had to put it aside until I have time to listen to his music and lyrics and then re-visit his commentaries. If you are already a Jay-Z fan you will love this.
Ok, for all you rap haters out there, this book is worth reading. I think a lot of rap is like poetry and tells a great story. This book really takes you into the rap world and opens yours eyes to the individuals who live and breath this world.
"Hip-hop has always been controversial...people don't bother trying to get it. The problem isn't in the rap or the rapper or the culture. The problem is that so many people don't even know how to listen to the music."