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    In the song “99 Problems”, the police officer says “well we’ll see how smart you are when the k9 come”. If this dog is a female, one of Jay-Z’s problem is indeed, a bitch.
    Expanded paperback edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.   Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.

  • to DJ (Properly): The Art and Science of Playing Records

    How to DJ (Properly): The Art and Science of Playing Records


    Projectionist here… My job used to be an art, now I just push buttons. Behold the original instructions for projecting “Gone With The Wind”.
    Today, everyone wants to be a DJ. Playing records isn’t rocket science, but there’s a universe of difference between doing it and doing it well. DJing is like modelling: most people could have a stab at it, some can earn money doing it, but only a very few can become supermodels. This guide both forms an introduction for the complete novice who wants a pair of Technics turntables for Christmas and contains enough advice and advanced instruction to be valuable to more experienced DJs. It aims …

  • Music Got Free: The End of an Industry

    How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy


    IamA YIFY – A former movie uploader and torrent site operator , AMA!
    Finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the YearOne of Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Books of All TimeA New York Times Editors’ ChoiceONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS: The Washington Post • The Financial Times • Slate • The Atlantic • Time • Forbes“[How Music Got Free] has the clear writing and brisk reportorial acumen of a Michael Lewis book.”—Dwight Garner, The New York TimesWhat happen…