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. The teaser/appetizer clip is below. Here is the full interview Decoded: Jay-Z in Conversation with Cornel West