Saturday, December 5, 2009
Empire State of Mind, Part II?
Yes, I have no shame in admitting I love Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind. Everyone else does too, apparently. You can't walk halfway down east 6th street without hearing the song blaring out of a bar or drive 5 minutes in the car without hearing it on the radio. Not to mention, the song peaked #1 in Billboard's Hot 100, a first for Jay-Z. I like, okay, I don't mind, Jay-Z's rapping about himself and the old Brooklyn hood, but I LOVE Alicia in it.
Ever wonder what the song would be like if she did it herself? Well, your curiosity can take a rest because Ms. Keys will have an "Empire State of Mind, Part II" on her latest album "The Element of Freedom" due to hit stores December 13th. In the version Keys talks about her own experience in the melting pot city, like working hard as a young lady, and taking gipsy cabs from Harlem to Brooklyn.
Watch Alicia belt the beautiful song, you surely won't be disappointed: