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Author: Jay-Z
Publisher: London : Virgin Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jay-Z; Jay-Z
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay-Z
ISBN: 9780753522707 0753522705 9781400068920 1400068924 9780753522691 0753522691
OCLC Number: 972514652
Notes: Originally published in New York by Spiegel & Grau in 2010.
Description: 317 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. One eye open --
The revolutionary t-shirt --
Public service announcement (The black album) --
American Dreamin' (American gangster) --
Early this morning (unreleased) --
Honor among predators --
Coming of age (Reasonable doubt) --
Coming of age (Da sequel) (Vol. 2 ... Hard knock life) --
D'Evils (Reasonable doubt) --
Negative space --
99 problems (The black album) --
Ignorant shit (American gangster) --
Part 2. I will not lose --
Portrait of the artist as a young star --
Most kings (unreleased) --
Success (American gangster) --
Renegade (The blueprint) --
Can I live? (Reasonable doubt) --
Balling and falling --
Fallin' (American gangster) --
Big pimpin' (Vol. 3 ... Life and times of S. Carter) --
Streets is watching (In my lifetime, Vol. 1) --
Beat the system before it beats you --
Operation corporate takeover (Mix tape freestyle) --
Moment of clarity (The black album) --
A stern discipline --
Breathe easy (Lyrical exercise) (The blueprint) --
My 1st song (The black album) --
Part 3. Politics as usual --
White America --
Young gifted and black (S. Carter collection) --
Hell yeah (Pimp the system) (Revolutionary but gangsta) --
Ears wide open --
Beware (Jay-Z remix) (Beware) --
Blue magic (American gangster) --
Cautionary tales --
This life forever (Black gangster) --
Meet the parents (The bluprint²: the lift & the curse) --
Where I'm from (In my lifetime, Vol. 1) --
Funeral parade --
Minority report (Kingdom come) --
Dynasty (Intro) (The dynasty: roc la familia) --
My president is black (unreleased) --
Part 4. Come and get me --
The voice in your head is right --
Regrets (Reasonable doubt) --
This can't be life (The dynasty: roc la familia) --
Soon you'll understand (The dynasty: roc la familia) --
Instant karma --
Beach chair (Kingdom come) --
Lucifer (The black album) --
Our life --
December 4th (The black album) --
History (unreleased).
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A first-person chronicle of the life and work of Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter in Brooklyn's notorious Marcy Projects, known to many as the greatest rapper alive. Told through lyrics, images and personal  Read more...

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"People don't just expect new records from Jay - they expect epochal events, game-changing statements" Rolling Stone "Hip-hop's undisputed king" The Times "The most successful rapper alive" Guardian Read more...

 
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