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Jay-Z holding Decoded at the New York Public Library

Jay-Z Talks Decoded with Cornel West @ The New York Public Library

Last night, Jay-Z sat down with Cornel West at the New York Public Library to promote his book Decoded. In Decoded Jay-Z explains the thinking behind some of his hit records and events in his life. Call it a memoir. He doesn’t like to. The New York Public Library host who introduced Jay-Z said Decoded is one of “the most extraordinary books I have read in the last decade.” That’s a hefty statement. I’ll have to pick up a copy to find out how true it is.

The talk with Cornel West lasted for over an hour. That’s the intro/appetizer clip below, click the full program link (bottom right) on the video for the entree.