Song List For Jay-Z's "Decoded" Book Released

Jay-Z's highly-anticipated book examines both hits and critically-acclaimed songs.

Fans waiting to hear which songs Jay-Z will be discussing in his upcoming book, Decoded, need not wait longer, as the list has been revealed on roc4life.com.

The list contains songs from various albums, with considerable representation from The Black Album and Reasonable Doubt.

Some of the songs, like "Big Pimpin'" and  "99 Problems," are among Jay-Z's biggest hits. However, the book focuses much more on songs that didn't hit radio, such as "Success," "Renegade," "My First Song" and "Beach Chair."

The list is as follows:

Public Service Announcement
American Dreamin’
Early This Morning
Coming of Age
Coming of Age (Da Sequel)
D’Evils
99 Problems
Ignorant Shit
Most Kings
Success
Renegade
Can I Live?
Fallin’
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
Regrets
This Can’t Be Life
Soon You’ll Understand
Beach Chair
Lucifer
December 4th
History

28 Comments

  • DSJ80

    And "Hell Yeah" I was surprised when I heard Dead Prez did a track with Jay, but that shit was dope.

  • DSJ80

    I'd like to hear what he has to say about "Regrets". That's my favorite Jay song. If you've ever lived the life or been through similar situations, that song really hits home.

  • Draztik

    Dam no dead presidents??

  • HipHop

    Damn, one of Jay's best tracks.

  • rigo1392

    im lookin for forward to readin this book

  • Anonymous

    I want to hear what he has to say about Em murking him on Renegade

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    i dont think december 4th needs further explaining. his mom basically gives us all the information we need

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  • Pain Sudden

    I'm so excited I might learn to read lmfao

  • Anonymous

    THIS HOMO JUST COPYING NAS, NAS GOTTA BOOK OUT THE SOME FUKN SCIENTIST WROTE THATS REAL SHIT NOW THIS HOMO GAY-Z BACK ON NAS DICK

  • Sensaye252

    Listen man, Jay-Z is one the nicest niggas ever. But he needs to stop frontin' like these songs have some deeper meaning that's gonna be deciphered like the bible code or some shit. Nigga, these songs don't got no deep meaning. You're a ill MC, just be that, and stop trying to act like you're some kind of abstract poet. This is obviously just a money-grab.

    • J.P.

      Wow you must wear them joints if you know exactly where to buy them. Relax all I said is, if you a fan buy the music bump it and move on. Music means different shit to different people. I ain't about to get into a cyber war of words. You obviously like to be different, but then again that is the trend these days "thinker" for yourself

    • Sensaye252

      J.P., take your TJ Maxx stunner shades off and read my comment dummy. I AM a Jay fan. I just said he's one the nicest MCs of all time. He's also one of my favorite MCs of all time. But that doesn't mean I have to blindly praise everything he does. I have enough of a brain to have objective opinions. That's what 'haters' do, they think for themselves.

    • J.P.

      Then why you reading this article? You acting like you above this shit, but you still interested, and you probably gon go buy it too. It's ok to be a fan, no one will judge you. Just enjoy it, thats why he is putting this out. It's smart buisness, don't be a hater, thats what females do

    • Anonymous

      word, this cat always trying to make himself seem bigger than he really is, Jay z is a straight up poser in all regards to the word. All the real people know

    • Milli

      He a lil MC?? wow plz keep those comments to yourself...

    • GetMoney

      I don't think he's really "Decoding" the meaning of the songs in this book.. It's more of what inspired the tracks.His mind set @ the time.

    • WHOSHOTCAM

      there are deeper meanings than most realize.. you may happen to be one that picked most of it up.. jay is going to clear it up, and if you're honest, you'll find that you didn't know all of what the book will reveal.. the deeper story behind lyrics and who they were actually aimed at, instead of assumptions.. it is a money grab.. that's what Businessmen do!

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  • Corey Weston

    i think " i do it for hip hop" would have been dope too or atleast one of the nas collabs

  • Marxman

    I wish he would have included "You Must Love Me", one of Jay's best song.

  • Eas Devan

    "songs that didn't hit radio" are sometimes called "album tracks". please make a note of it so that you will sound smart the next time.

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