Jay-Z’s Decoded Song List Revealed


Ever since it was announced that Jay-Z would be releasing his memoir, Decoded, that would feature explanations for some of the most discussed songs from his decade-plus career, fans have been awaiting to find out which tracks he would choose. Well the speculation has come to a close today as roc4life.com released the selections Hova will be going in-depth about in his upcoming tome.  JUMP to see the complete song list.

As previously reported, Decoded, will hit stores on November 16. One day before he’ll be reading from the 336-page book at the New York Public Library. He currently has a scavenger hunt going on across the globe for fans to find pages from the book, hidden in special locations linked to the rapper’s past.

In addition to Decoded, Jay is currently working on a full-length collaboration album with Kanye West called, Watch the Throne. —Elan Mancini

Public Service Announcement
American Dreamin’
Early This Morning
Coming of Age
Coming of Age (Da Sequel)
99 Problems
Ignorant Shit
Most Kings
Can I Live?
Big Pimpin’
Streets Is Watching
Operation Corporate Takeover
Moment of Clarity
Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)
My 1st Song
Young Gifted and Black
Hell Yeah (Pimp The System)
Beware (Jay-Z Remix)
Blue Magic
This Life Forever
Meet The Parents
Where I’m From
Minority Report
Dynasty (Intro)
My President Is Black
This Can’t Be Life
Soon You’ll Understand
Beach Chair
December 4th

Ok, so alot of these are pretty good choices for “decoding”. Who wouldn’t like to hear the stories behind “Early This Morning” and “Coming of Age”, or the inspiration for some of the lines in “PSA” or “Moment of Clarity”? But WHAT DO YOU MEAN no “You Must Love Me”?! What’s the point of even doing the book if you’re not gonna break down that song?

I’m sure it’s no coincidence that some of these double as bonuses from his recent Greatest Hits album (“Young Gifted and Black,” “My President Is Black,” “Most Kings”).