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Jay-Z Talks Decoded w/ WSJ + Excerpt

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The Wall Street Journal posted some excerpts from an interview they had with Jay-Z in his office where he mentions the not-so-coded lyrics to “Big Pimpin'” that were printed at the Decoded party in Miami last night (see pics below.)

WSJ: You’re famous for not writing your lyrics down as you compose them. What changes about them when you see them on the page like this?

Jay-Z: Some [lyrics] become really profound when you see them in writing. Not “Big Pimpin.” That’s the exception. It was like, I can’t believe I said that. And kept saying it. What kind of animal would say this sort of thing? Reading it is really harsh.

Link: Just Asking: Decoding Jay-Z [The Wall Street Journal]

After the jump, check out an excerpt from the book that explains the lyrics to the song “American Dreamin’.”

via RR.

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3 Responses to “Jay-Z Talks Decoded w/ WSJ + Excerpt”

  1. PHD Says:

    damn one the greatest most loved and hated on rappers of all time…

    all the haters will weep when he’s gone.

  2. kedordu Says:

    i started stanning for jay z after he dropped american gangster . .. i dunno what it was but that album is my top 3 fav from him

  3. BostonFocus Says:

    kedordu Says:

    i dunno what it was but that album is my top 3 fav from him

    AG is a great album. The expectations for Jay are so high that this album got slept on.

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