Jay-Z’s ‘Decoded’ Lands on ‘New York Times’ Best Sellers List

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Jay-Z has topped the Billboard charts and Forbes list of wealthiest musicians, and now he finds himself atop a new chart. The rapper-turned-author’s first book Decoded has landed on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

Sean Carter’s memoir Decoded debuts at No. 3 on the Hardcover Nonfiction edition of The New York Times Best Sellers list for the week of December 5. The top two spots are occupied by former President George W. Bush’s autobiography Decision Points and Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.

The book, which provides insight into Jay-Z’s lyrics and life, has seen brisk sales since its release earlier this month. It was included on Oprah’s coveted “Favorite Things” show and is currently in the top 10 sellers on Amazon.com.

Entertainment Weekly gave Decoded an A-, calling it “Shawn Carter’s most honest airing of the experiences he drew on to create the mythic figure of Jay-Z,” while The New York Times says “Decoded gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth, while at the same time deconstructing his lyrics.”



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11 Comments

  1. donthate

    i wonder if he is proud now, considering the book was written by an ghostwriter.

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  2. jhuntdaprodigy

    Your screen name is “donthate”…ironic

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  3. jaboodi

    Such a boss. Its a lot harder to bootleg a book. Keep hustlin, Jay.

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  4. youdontneedtoknow

    good for hip hop

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  5. Bam2

    Yeah he’s BOSS’N/HUSTL’N whatever you wanna call it these days. But like it, love it, or hate it,it’s still a success story. Like “J” would say “if you walk like a Ball Player, then you are what you are Player”-

    Do ya thing Boi!!!!!!!

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  6. erica gurl

    LMAOOOOOOO @ jhuntdaprodigy

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  7. xedos

    you just dumb ever book has an editor

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  9. MinajVa

    Yeah iWonder was it really written by a ghost writer , if so than itll be hard to take his rhymes seriously.

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