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Jay-Z Releasing Decoded Paperback

A year after Jay-Z’s Decoded hit shevles, the book will be re-released on November 1st as a paperback. The book will also contain a new chapter, seven additional illustrations, three songs: “I Know”, “Young Gz”, “Lost One” and a new afterword. What still excites me about rap is that it’s an open thread, a cipher that listeners find their own meanings in. The point of this book is not to settle arguments or transform rap songs into neat stories with a beginning, middle, and […]

How To Make It In America (Season 2 Ep. 1)

[vodpod id=Video.15500547&w=540&h=350&fv=] Last night, the HBO comedy-drama rolled out their second season premiere. If you missed it, you can catch the full episode above. In the second-season premiere, Ben and Cam look for a way to market their CRISP attire in New York after a promising debut in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Rene’s new Rasta Monsta billboard is a hit with everyone except his girlfriend; and Rachel returns from a soul-searching trip abroad, but she’s still not over Ben. semtex