New Music Monday: “Empire State of Mind”

Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

Click here to play "Empire State of Mind"

Click here to play "Empire State of Mind"

Grade = A

Professor’s Notes:

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…”

Click here to play "Empire State of Mind"

Click here to play "Empire State of Mind"

“Empire State of Mind” features Alicia Keys on the hook and the bridge (and presumably on the piano as well).

Soul and R&B singer/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys

Soul and R&B singer/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys

“Empire State of Mind” is from Jay-Z’s eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3.

Click to here to play "Empire State of Mind"

Click to here to play "Empire State of Mind"

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

by:

Dexter Bryant Jr. (d.BRYJ)
DbryJ Music Media Group

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