Jay-Z Reading At The NY Public Library

Jay-Z along with Dr. Cornel West and Paul Holdengräber appeared at the New York Public Library last night for an analysis of his book, Decoded. Attendees also included Lupe Fiasco and Harry Belafonte. The reading lasted for nearly two hours, but here’s some footage from the fifth row. Decoded is in bookstores now.

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Sidebar: View the entire reading here.

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  • http://www.jordandepot.com Jordans

    That’s dope! Hov is the best ever

  • Joshua

    I HOPE THIS WILL CAUSE MORE OF MY PEOPLE TO READ BOOKS OF A HIGHER UNDERSTANDING. I HOPE I LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE THE DAY WHEN IT WILL BE COOL TO BE A NERD IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. IF YOU EVER WANTED TO HIDE SOMETHING FROM A GROUP OF PEOPLE. PLACE IT IN A BIG BOOK WITH THE HOPES THEY WILL NOT READ IT

  • Fucc new era rap

    WHAT IS HE DECODIN…THAT SECRET SOCIETY SHIT…fUCK JAY Z AND ROCNATION…except for willow smith

  • http://www.sundayhhtimes.blogspot.com The Editor

    Good read

    @sundayhhtimes

  • A million things run thru my mind

    @Joshua i feel ya (cosign)
    This was 1 of the better interviews, i saw the whole thing when it originally aired and West asked Jay some real grown man questions. The oddest thing was when Paul would play music, it just seem so akward…lol

  • Miss Peaches

    Now I know sometimes lifes’ hate and troubles, can make you wish you were born in another time and place…but you can bet your life times that and twice its double…that God knew exactly where he wanted you to be placed ~ Stevie Wonder

    Go head, Sean Carter…I see you taking your place son!!!

  • SomeoneSomewhere

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  • COLD TURKEY

    I read a wide variety of books, especially books of inspiration and books uplifting, but this book of codes from an egotist I dont need. Wont be buying.

  • mdot85

    A great conversation btwn these three men..I would hope that especially for those who scream f jay all day long that you would drop the hate jus long enough to tell how jay is tellin OUR story..he is sort of like the socio-economic professor of rap..personally I don’t feel he gets enough credit..but to be side by side with cornell west is amazing and able to clearly articulate what was goin on in life and society that has and continues to shape what we call hip hop is even better…def goin to get my copy

  • Big Chump

    Not tryna get off topic here but lets all give my nigga michael vick a applause right now dayummmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • westcoast

    RAPRADAR SLEEP WTF!! Zzzzzz….

    WHERE THE FUCKING TRACK EMINEM FT T.I AND ROYCE

  • Big Chump

    @westcoast thanks man, shit is dooooooooooooope!!!!!!!! clifford and marshall

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  • CapricornReligion

    Another win for Hip-Hop… Lol, thank god we are out of the 07-09 years for Hip-Hop. Its shitty compare to this year. I hope it has another good year in 011….

  • Fred

    why the hell would I need a book from jay Z. he is so controlled it isnt even funny.

  • Belize

    Haha that’s cool. Gonna cop it soon.

  • iam2smooth

    got my copy!

    Hov stay winnin in my book lol!

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    BILDERBERG GROUP IN FULL EFFECT!!!

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