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Jay-Z’s ‘Decoded’ Wins Outdoor Grand Prix Ad Award

It's not a Pulitzer, but Jay-Z's book, 'Decoded,' is already winning awards. Yesterday (June 21), New York City-based advertising agency Droga5 won an Outdoor Grand Prix award for its "Jay-Z Decoded" advertising campaign at the Cannes Lions International Film Festival of Creativity...

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Eliot Press, Bauer-Griffin
Eliot Press, Bauer-Griffin
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Jay-Z Insists ‘Rap Is Poetry,’ Compares Biggie to Hitchcock

Jay-Z thinks MCs are not getting the credit they deserve. In a previously unreleased clip that was part of a series of videos used to promote his book 'Decoded,' the Brooklyn MC and mogul explains at length why rappers and MCs should be given props for their talents with words...

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

Jay-Z is no stranger to sitting high on the charts when it comes to his music career, which makes the Brooklyn rapper's No. 3 debut on 'The New York Times' Best Sellers list an expected achievement...

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Kevin Mazur, WireImage
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Jay-Z Talks About Life and Lyrics, Remembers Biggie at NY Public Library

It seemed fitting that Jay-Z, an artist known for his thoughtful and candid songs, would talk about his words at a New York Public Library event coinciding with the release of his new book, 'Decoded...

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Johnny Nunez, WireImage
Johnny Nunez, WireImage
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Jay-Z Previews ‘Decoded’ in New York Newspaper

From Miami swimming pools to Gucci jackets, Jay-Z has stayed creative with the Bing puzzles of his debut novel 'Decoded.' The literary MC seems to be getting used to being an author...

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Mike Coppola, FilmMagic
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Jay-Z ‘Decoded’ Clue Can Be Found in Gucci Jacket

Over the past few weeks, Jay-Z has continued to preview excerpts from his upcoming memoir 'Decoded,' through a partnership with Microsoft search engine Bing...

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Johnny Nunez, WireImage
Johnny Nunez, WireImage
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Jay-Z Thinks Hip-Hop Has a Few Improvements to Make

Jay-Z will release his long-awaited first book 'Decoded' on Nov. 16, and while the text will use his lyrics to reflect on his personal journey, it also explores the global evolution of hip-hop...

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Johnny Nunez, WireImage
Johnny Nunez, WireImage
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Jay-Z Partners With Bing to ‘Decode’ Memoir

Jay-Z has partnered with Microsoft search engine Bing to promote his upcoming memoir, 'Decoded,' in the weeks leading up to the book's Nov...

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Jay-Z Decodes ‘Most Kingz’ Verses

Green Lantern's 'Invasion Radio 2K10' mixtape brought Jay-Z's brilliant 'Most Kingz' verses back into public consciousness in a big way. The poetic raps lingered on a Funkmaster Flex freestyle session from 2006...

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Dimitrios Kambouris, WireImage
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Jay-Z Book Reading Scheduled for New York Public Library

Jay-Z has been referring to himself as the "greatest writer of the 21st century" for some time now, but with a new memoir on the way, he's about to have a chance to really back up that claim...

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