Decoded by Shawn Carter


Shawn Carter. Musician, poet, rapper, but most importantly, a hustler. A man who is on the grind even when he doesn’t mean too. He has ownership in nightclubs, professional basketball teams, and clothing brands to say a few. The man has done things most people dream of doing. At least he makes the most of his opportunity by not only making a profit, but continuously helping those in need.

He recently “wrote” a book titled Decoded illustrating his life, the perception of hip-hop, and analysis of 36 verses he has written in his career. If you’re a hip hop junkie like me, it’s a must buy and read. If you’re a music lover looking to understand hip hop culture, it’s a must buy and read. If you’re a human being and interested in one of the most interesting men in the world, it’s a must buy and read.

If I could share with you all of the quotes that caught my eye, I’d have to quit writing for this blog and start another with just those quotes. Instead, I’d rather you go out and read this book.

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