Earlier today, Oprah launched her new network OWN and premiered her new series with Jay-Z as her first feature. The episode focused on Jay’s childhood, his come up, his formula of writing music and everything else in between. More after the jump. jose3030
Man, he told ya it would be a best seller. For the week of Dec. 5th, Jay-Z’s memoir Decoded debuts at number three on the New York Times Best Seller, hardcover non fiction list. He trails Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken and George Bush’s Decision Points. On a related front, dream hampton sounds off about her role with the project. I’m am NOT mad Jay isn’t yappin about me in friggin interviews. Being famous is corny, I feel sorry for my famous […]
YAF strikes again and comes through with new material from Kanye West and Jay-Z. It’s co-produced by Q-Tip with La Roux on the hook. Presumably, it’s off their upcoming album, Watch The Throne. It sounds incomplete, but we don’t count on Hov referring to a dog this time around. UPDATE: No tags. diverse
[sparkart-clique site=”rap_radar” video=”oprahdecoded”] Oprah held her annual (and final) favorite things episode this afternoon. Along with diamond watches and flatscreen 3-D TVs, she gave the studio audience copies of Jay-Z’s new book, Decoded. NY Times bestseller list, here we come!
Jay-Z held his second book signing for Decoded at the Barnes & Noble in midtown NY this afternoon. Cameras weren’t allowed inside, but here’s footage of him leaving the store. As you can see, the turnout was pretty overwhelming. Head to your local retailer and pick up Decoded—that is, if it’s not sold out. Sidebar: Bloomberg Game Changer: Jay-Z
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. SPONSORED: To learn more about Kodak EasyShare Cameras, visit Kodak.com For commercials, behind the scenes & more, visit SoKodak.com Become a Fan of Kodak on Facebook for […]
Photo: igerren Looks like Hov’s on a full press day to push Decoded and thankfully, for you hip-hop heads, he stopped by the Hot 97 Morning Show. Cipha and Rosenberg got to grill him on a garden variety of rap geek topics for their podcast. Grab an afternoon snack and dig in.