Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Grade = A
Diggin’ Jay’s flow. Great lyrics. Alicia Keys fits on this song perfectly (great hook). The beat has a very old school and inspirational feel. The performances of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys elevate the inspirational feel to a new level.
“Let’s hear it for New York…”
“Empire State of Mind” features Alicia Keys on the hook and the bridge (and presumably on the piano as well).
“Empire State of Mind” is from Jay-Z’s eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3.
Dexter Bryant Jr. (d.BRYJ)
DbryJ Music Media Group