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Decoded By Jay-Z

morefishscale

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Did anyone purchase it? Or got around to reading it? My girlfriend pre-ordered it last month for me and arrived a few days ago. I can't put it down. I am a big Jay fan to begin with, and this book is just making me like him twice as much.

Anyone else out there reading this book as well?
 

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There is a thread 'what are you reading' where you may get more of a response, though it may not be the response your after.
 

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I'm reading it, I'm about halfway through. I bought it the day it came out.

I'm a big Jay-Z fan, but so far his stories have been a bit weak. It's not terrible, but I just expected a bit more. His rapping is so good that some of the tales have seemed mundane.

I like the song breakdowns, though I would have liked some commentary on the tracks from The Blueprint 3.
 

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Originally Posted by appolyon
There is a thread 'what are you reading' where you may get more of a response, though it may not be the response your after.

Ah, my apologies! This thread can be deleted!

Originally Posted by bob99
I'm reading it, I'm about halfway through. I bought it the day it came out.

I'm a big Jay-Z fan, but so far his stories have been a bit weak. It's not terrible, but I just expected a bit more. His rapping is so good that some of the tales have seemed mundane.

I like the song breakdowns, though I would have liked some commentary on the tracks from The Blueprint 3.


You're right, some of his stores or certain paragraphs do seem very weak and have no direction whatsoever, but I think that I'm so biased that I don't even care.

As far as the song breakdowns, I am amazed with how many lines i've never caught before and I listen to his songs on a daily basis (even the songs he broke down in the book). Its been a good read so far for me.
 

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