“Decoded,” the memoir of Jay-Z’s life, will finally make it to stores in November even though it has been finished for a number of years.
The book, written by author and film maker Dream Hampton, will examine the history of the Hip-Hop mogul though a series of extensive interviews from Jay-Z, his family and friends.
The Brooklyn native explained his reluctance to release the book before now.
“It’s too much. For the book, I was interviewed, people close to me were interviewed. So I was learning a lot of things I didn’t know as a child,” Jay told Rolling Stone in the June issue. “It’s not anything i haven’t said in the past, in songs. It’s just more detailed. A song is three minutes long. A book doesn’t have to rhyme, and it has no time limit, so you can say exactly how everything went.”
The book will also delve heavily into Jay-Z’s lyrical content.
“Decoded” will be in stores on November 16.