My 14 year-old daughter is a fan of Jay-Z's work over the past few years, at least the songs that are played on the radio. I heard an interview with him about the book and it sounded interesting. Not being familiar with his earlier sings, I'm wondering if they would be inappropriate violence and sex-wise. Would you rate it PG-13, R or X?
I have just finished reading this book on my Kindle and I would have to say that it was an excellent read. In my opinion, as a high school teacher, this book would be PG-13 to maybe a R rating due to language. This book has no sex or violence in it and the improper language comes mostly from Jay-Z's lyrics that are listed in the book. If you let your daughter listen to his music then the book should not be a problem. He actually spends a lot of time comparing rap lyrics to poetry and to be honest he makes me have a much deeper apprecieation for Hip Hop as an artform.