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Jay-Z Packs New York Library And Discusses ‘Decoded’

16 Nov
 

Superstar Rapper Jay-Z Promoted His New Book To A Sold Out Crowd Monday Night

 

Monday night, Jay-Z was at the New York Public Library promoting his new book ‘Decoded,’ which hit bookshelves today.  Jay received a warm reception from the audience as he talked about his life and literary debut. He entertained the crowd with stories about his parent’s breakup, his family’s record collection, discovering rap music and making his on way through the music industry. Jay also broke down specific lyrics to offer a better understanding of what his words really mean. Specifically, he explained the meaning of the song ’99 Problems.’ Too bad he didn’t dish any dirt on the Beyonce pregnancy rumors. Jay fielded questions from Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West and Paul Holdengraber, the Director of Public Programs at the NYPL, on the contents of the book.   West even went as far to declare Hov “a great major poet.” Jay also acknowledged Oprah Winfrey as a major inspiration for him writing the book. He described a conversation where he and Oprah discussed the “N’ word, and although they didn’t see eye-to-eye, Jay said both came away from the table thinking they shared more in common than each originally thought. Jay’s openness and even comedic nature gave fans a glimpse of the that is rarely revealed to the public. I suggest you go out a get a copy of ‘Decoded’ ASAP before the Illuminati snatch it off the shelves.

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