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Empire State of Mind (4:37)

"Empire State of Mind" is a song by hip hop artist Jay-Z, featuring guest vocals of R&B and soul singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. The song was released as the third single from Jay-Z's eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3 on his Roc Nation label. The song is an anthemic ode to both artists' native New York City, featuring a sample of "Love on a Two-Way Street" by The Moments. Jay-Z and Keys performed the song at the 2009 MTV Video Music… read more

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Yea, yea I'm out that Brooklyn, now I'm down in Tribeca
Right next to DeNiro, but I'll be hood forever
I'm the new Sinatra, and, since I made it here
I can make it anywhere, yea, they love me everywhere I used to cop in Harlem,

Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind Lyrics


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  • classic dope
  • "yo-yo, I'm a Rappah" is my favorite hook from this song! Shit is so raw! [2] haha no seriously such a great song!
  • classic
  • amazing vocals from Keys but Jay makes this song work :) [2]
  • Everytime I listen this song I miss NYC a little bit more. That city is everything and have my heart and soul!
  • I want to move to New York, and when I do, this song will be playing on the plane ride there.
  • this song makes me want to go to New York :)
  • "yo-yo, I'm a Rappah" is my favorite hook from this song! Shit is so raw!
  • I like Keys Part II better, this is too "yo-yo, I'm a Rappah"!
  • Classic!

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