Details of Jay-Z’s highly anticipated memoir Decoded have hit the Internet.
According to Billboard.com, the book, which features an image of Andy Warhol’s “Rorschach,” and will come fully illustrated.
The book “decodes” 36 songs from Jay-Z’s catalog the rapper explained in an excerpt from the book.
“When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things,” Jay-Z said. “The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics-not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC-are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.”
Decoded, which is being published by Random House, will come as an Ebook. Billboard reports that the book will also come an as interactive App that will include exclusive content. Decoded is due in stores November 16th. The art work for Decoded is below: