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August Alsina Decodes “Make It Home” Feat. Jeezy

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To celebrate the release of his debut album Testimony, Jay Z’s Life+Times just released a new episode of DECODED featuring August Alsina. On this episode, August breaks down the lyrics of his track “Make It Home” featuring Jeezy. “The lyrics are so dear to me simply because it’s pretty much the life I live every […]

DJ Quik Looks Back On ‘The Black Album’

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In the next installment of Life+Times’ Decoded series, Veteran producer DJ Quik takes us back into time with his memories of working with Mr. Carter on The Black Album. Quik rehashed his experience of pitching beats for Jay and the inspiration behind the album. He also touches on mixing his West coast style with the […]

Jay Rock Explains His Verse On “Money Trees” In Life + Times ‘Decoded’

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Jay Rock breaks down his acclaimed verse on “Money Trees” When good kid, m.A.A.d city took over the industry one of the most buzzed about contributions to Kendrick’s debut was Jay Rock’s verse on “Money Trees.” In Life + Times’ latest “Decoded,” Jay Rock breaks down the verse and his vision behind it. Advertisement

The Buchanans’ Decode The Making Of Jay-Z’s ‘What More Can I Say’

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Are you not entertained!? Is this not why you are here!?    Advertisement The creators of Jay-Z’s ‘What More Can I Say,’ The Buchanans catch up with Life+Times to discuss how they made the beat for Jay, and how it got them production placement on The Black Album. Check out Life+Times’ latest installment of ‘Decoded’ […]

The Buchanans’ Decode The Making Of Jay-Z’s ‘What More Can I Say’

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Are you not entertained!? Is this not why you are here!?  The creators of Jay-Z’s ‘What More Can I Say,’ The Buchanans catch up with Life+Times to discuss how they made the beat for Jay, and how it got them production placement on The Black Album. Check out Life+Times’ latest installment of ‘Decoded’ above. Advertisement […]

Video: Kendrick Lamar Decodes “Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst”

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Kendrick Lamar is the newest feature on Life + Times’ web series Decoded. In the beginning, Kendrick raps his favorite verse of the album for us. “Sing About Me, I’m Dying Of Thirst” is a true story about a tragic situation in his life in which Kendrick witnessed his friend get shot right in front of […]

Man Attempting To Sue Jay-Z Over ‘Decoded’

  A man named Patrick White is suing Jay-Z along with Decoded co-author Dream Hampton and Random House distributors. Why you ask? AHH reports, he claims that the book contains portions that were stolen from his possession. “In 2009, my personal computer was compromised, resulting in my personal work to be used in Jay-Z’s book Decoded […]

Video: Curren$y Performs “Audio Dope III” (Decoded)

  Spitta Andretti linked up with Life + Times to decode his track “Audio Dope III” off his forthcoming LP, The Stoned Immaculate. The Jet Life leader performs his verses on a rooftop in between breaking down his wordplay for the simpletones out there. TSI takes off on June 5th.  Advertisement – Nate Santos (@MidtownNate)