The cover for Jay-Z’s forthcoming book, Decoded, has been unveiled.

Jay-Z "Decoded" cover

Jay says of the book:

“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.”

We know you all are gonna go jump on that Illuminati stuff because you have no idea what that thing is on the cover, but it’s actually a painting from legendary painter Andy Warhol’s Rorshach series of paintings.

Rorshach tests were created by Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorshach in 1921 to examine a person’s personality characteristics, and to detect thought disorders.

Of course, Rorshach inkblots can be anything you want them to be… So go ahead and fire off your Illuminati theories in the comments.

Watch a trailer for Decoded:

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