Jay-Z to release his memoirs in November

'Decoded' will also include detailed discussions of some of the rapper's most famous lyrics

Jay-Z has announced that he will release his memoirs on November 16.

Decoded will trace the rapper’s life from his childhood in Brooklyn‘s Marcy Projects, to his years as a teenage drug dealer before becoming a hip-hop superstar.

“For the book, I was interviewed, people close to me were interviewed, so I was learning a lot of things I didn’t know as a child,” Jay-Z told Rolling Stone. “It’s not anything I haven’t said in the past, in songs. It’s just more detailed. A song is three minutes long. A book doesn’t have to rhyme, and it has no time limit, so you can say exactly how everything went.”

Set to include detailed discussions of some of his most famous lyrics, the hardcover version of the book will also explore the rapper’s creative process.