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Jay-Z memoir coming in November

August 10, 2010 | 10:41 am

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Rapper and business mogul Jay-Z is about to become an author. Publisher Spiegel & Grau will release "Decoded," a 336-page memoir, on Nov. 16.

Unlike traditional memoirs, Rolling Stone reports, Jay-Z's book will also include interviews with family and friends. The book was co-written by Dream Hampton, a former editor at the Source.

According to the report, much of the material for the book was compiled three years ago, but Jay-Z was reluctant to see its release. What's changed? Maybe Jay-Z figures that if Justin Bieber has a memoir, so can he.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Jay-Z performing in Sweden in July. Credit: Ennio Leanza / Associated Press


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