‘10 Seconds’ is the second single from Jazmine Sullivan’s highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Love Me Back’, due for release November 2 of this year. Her debut was a masterpiece, and she certainly has a lot to live up to. This song is definitely gives us more than glimmer of hope as 10 Seconds is a terrific R&B track.
“When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics—not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC—are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.”—
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter about his forthcoming Decoded, due 11/16/10
In addition to the hardcover release, Random House will publish Decoded as an eBook, as well as an interactive iPhone/iPad application that will include exclusive video and customizable content that will allow users to delve into a deeper Decoded experience.
art: by Timothy Teruo Watters, 2009; not affiliated w/book project