Who’s Realer Than Schoolboy Q These Days? Watch Him Decode Hoover St (Video)

Schoolboy Q’s OXYMORON is one of the most transparent albums to be released in quite some time. If you’ve ever had a question about what’s on Q’s mind, chances are

Isaiah Rashad Breaks Down Tranquility & Shows That Every Single Line Has Meaning (Video)

One of the retail gems of the year so far is Isaiah Rashad’s EP, Cilvia Demo. Digital-only, the Top Dawg Entertainment release was a real getting-to-know opportunity to the Chattanooga

Pusha T – DECODED: King Push (Video)

Pusha T claims he has the “album of the year” as he decodes his verse to King Push. Check out the video for the full breakdown below. Who do you

Big Sean Breaks Down “First Chain” (Video)

With yet another example of Hova’s Midas touch, Jay Z’s Life + Times has definitely established itself as one of the go to places for dope Hip-Hop content. Specifically engaging

Jay Rock Decodes His Verse on Kendrick Lamar’s Money Trees (Video)

Jay Rock dropped one of the most celebrated verses on Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city album. He sat down to Decode the verse and break down the story behind

DECODED: Camp Lo – Coolie High

Decoded goes retro in the latest edition. Check out the video of Camp Lo breaking down Coolie High. Related: Pete Rock & Camp Lo – Mic Check (Video)

9th Wonder – Threat: DECODED (Video)

The latest installment of DECODED features 9th Wonder telling the story of how he got the gig to produce Jay-Z’s “Threat” from The Black Album and how 9th laid down

DECODED: Joey Bada$$ & CJ Fly “Hardknock”

Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly break down some of their verses from Hardknock in the latest edition of DECODED. It definitely gives a good taste of how ill their wordplay

Kendrick Lamar: DECODED – Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst (Video)

Kendrick Lamar breaks down the first verse from Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst, one of his favorite on good kid, m.A.A.d city. Check out the video. Related: See

Big Boi – Decoded: Lines & Mama Told Me (Video)

Big Boi breaks down his lyrics from Lines and Mama Told Me. Check out his Decoded video. Related: Big Boi – She Hates Me ft Kid Cudi (Audio) Check out

Dom Kennedy – DECODED: My Type of Party (Video)

Dom Kennedy is the latest to participate in the DECODED series. Check out the video of his breakdown of the lyrics to My Type of Party. Related: Dom Kennedy –

Decoded: Freddie Gibbs Thuggin’ (Video)

Gangsta Gibbs breaks down the lyrics of Thuggin’, his collabo with Madlib. Check out Decoded: Freddie Gibbs Thuggin’. Props to Life & Times. Also, check out Decoded: Big K.R.I.T Time

Decoded: Big K.R.I.T. — Time Machine (Video)

Here’s a really dope interview of Big K.R.I.T. where he breaks down the lyrics to Time Machine. It really showcases the depth of his music. K.R.I.T., along with others like

10 reasons why 2010 was the best year ever in hip-hop: #5 Big pimpin’…there’s a lot of big money talk in hip-hop but in 2010 the money did the talking.

Why is it not a surprise that Jay-Z is all over this one?  Jay-Z has been talking about Dead Presidents ever since Reasonable Doubt in 1996 and his relentless pursuit

Jay-Z has been on a massive promo tour for the launch of Decoded. If you've seen one interview you've seen them all. This Bloomberg piece is a little different. It's a look at Jay through the eyes of some of his most powerful friends and influences. Check it out.

The video is the latest episode of Bloomberg’s Game Changers series which has featured people like Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin (the founders of Google) and Steve Jobs. 

Jay-Z's book, Decoded, hits stores on November 16th. Here's a little something to whet your appetite.

Decoded was initially written as an in-depth biography but the word is when it was done it was a little too personal for Hov. So, instead, he opted to release