Jay-Z’s Decoded Adds 3 Additional Songs To Paperback: “Lost Ones” Excerpt

Jay-Z’s memoir, Decoded is set to hit shelves on November 1st in the paperback form. The new paperback edition, expanded copy features three additional songs decoded including “Lost Ones”. The NY Times was able to get an excerpt, hit the jump to check it out. Amanda Mullen

Tech Talk News: Nick Bilton Turns Down $1.5 Million From CBS/CNET, Stays At NY Times

Nick Bilton, the NY Times lead technology writer, may be one of the most heavily recruited tech writers around. He was our number one most desired hire while I was at TechCrunch. And apparently at CNET, too. He turned down an offer from CNET and parent company CBS that would have given him over $1.5 million in total compensation, says a source. @YungJohnnybravo @TatWZA

Tech Talk Marketing: Jay-Z Was Used By NY Times?!?!?!!

I was On the A Train and saw some marketing(you know overhead) and it was for the Digital version of the NY Times, and they used Hov in the marketing, and I wondered if he knows, or even got paid for it? Or can they just use him all willy nilly because they’ve posted stories on him?? Tell me what you think??? @TatWZA

White Rappers Paying Homage To The Past

Cue DJ Khaled’s “We Takin Over” because today marks the second week in a row that hip-hop has landed the front cover of the Sunday NY Times Arts Section!! This week’s feature discusses the growth of white rappers and their style as preservationists. Check out the article after the jump as writer Jon Caramanica draws parallels of rappers Action Bronson, The Beastie Boys, The Lonely Island, Eminem, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, Colt Ford, and Rittz to music greats of the past. @ItsLukieBaby

NY Times Features Tyler the Creator as “Angry Rhymes, Dirty Mouth, Goofy Kid”

The lead story in today’s Arts section of the New York Times features Tyler the Creator of Odd Future… & in case you don’t realize, that is a HUGE deal. The story takes a closer look into Tyler’s album Goblin, his lyrics, his crazy character, and the effect of being an overnight-sensation has had on his life. Check it out after the jump!! @ItsLukieBaby

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