Jay-Z, everybody's favorite non-dot-com filthy rich person, is publishing a book tomorrow called Decoded, wherein he explains the references and stories behind thirty-odd of his own songs. But the dedicated exegetes over at Rap Genius have beaten him to the punch, annotating and commentating all of those, plus several dozen more.
"Sure, Jay rapped the songs," explain the editors. "But can he really explain them as well as the Rap Genius hive-mind?"
You be the judge.