Jay-Z Talks About ‘Decoded’ On Letterman (Video)

     

    Jay-Z appeared on David Letterman’s show last night (Nov. 16), not as a musical guest, but as a chance to promote his recently released Decoded book. He seems very relaxed talking about his earliest musical memories, saying he felt at home on the show, discussing the impact of Reaganomics on the early days of hip-hop, and generally making Decoded sound like it’s going to be a fascinating read. The biggest laugh from the audience comes around halfway through, when Jay says it was “little guys with big guns” who turned his Bed-Stuy neighborhood into a less than idyllic place back in the day.