New York Library spokesperson says this of Jay-Z's new book Decoded, which was released in stores today: it is "one of the most extraordinary books I have read in the last decade. I have to tell you this is a book of a great major poet. He belongs at the New York Public Library." Using their cultural differences as a starting point, Jay-Z, Cornel West and Paul Holdengraber (who is endlessly entertaining in this video) discuss everything from music, race, poetry, business, and the hip-hop culture Jay has spent his career contributing to. Cornel West also has one of the cooler "heh heh heh" laughs I have heard in a while.

[Video] Jay-Z discusses Decoded with Cornel West at New York Public Library

New York Library spokesperson says this of Jay-Z’s new book Decoded, which was released in stores today: it is “one of the most extraordinary books I have read in the last decade. I have to tell you this is a book of a great major poet. He belongs at the New York Public Library.” Using their cultural differences as a starting point, Jay-Z, Cornel West and Paul Holdengraber (who is endlessly entertaining in this video) discuss everything from music, race, poetry, business, and the hip-hop culture Jay has spent his career contributing to.

Cornel West also has one of the cooler “heh heh heh” laughs I have heard in a while.