Decoded is a book like none other, 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, innovative and successful artists of our time Jay-Z. Looking deeper into his lyrics as more than just rap, but as poetry. Don’t get this book confused as an art book, the book’s front cover has the portrait of Andy Warhol’s Rorschach. Behind the words lie illustrations and imagery to paint a portrait behind the artist’s lyrics and stories. This Book is a classic, and is highly recommended.