Video: Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind

Directed by Hype Williams.

Previously: Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind (Yankee Stadium) (Video)


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186 Responses to “Video: Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind”

  1. BSEENANDHEARD Says:

    anybody know the sample used on that Wiz track?

  2. GMLLZ Says:

    # the real truth Says:
    October 30th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Beans is/was nasty…but Hov is iLLer. Fuck all the marketing and and sales talk. Just bar for bar, I got Hov alllllllllll day.

    ^
    Now In 2009 Hov > Beans….But Back IN 99-02 Hov Was Not Fucking Wit Beanie Sigel…Truth Is Truth (c) Camel Face Money Waist
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Nah. Most people say that Hov has gotten worse not better (I think if he’s changed at all — he’s improved. Subject matter has obviously changed, but it’s the natural progression of someone whose horizons expand for whatever reason)

    bar for bar, flow for flow, delivery for delivery(ies)…Hov wins by a landslide. The nigga diversifies flows and deliveries and he’s nice with all of em.

    When you add in lyrics……c’mon man. Beans is nice..but ask Nas… he don’t want it with HOV…..yea I said it…I think Jay crushed Nas on that Blueprint 2 track and People Talkin but I guess the battle was over

  3. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    On top of all this, Beanie signed with Dame Dash Music Group back in 2004. In a wikipedia entry on Beanie, it says he made the decision to sign with Dame over Jay because he’d never spent time around Jay on and off day. That he had a more personal relationship with Dame and Biggs. Now here he is, five years later, saying they were like a family, that he wants a phone call blah blah blah. He didn’t want that phone call in 2004, when he was sitting in Jay’s office (according to the Charlemagne interview), asking to be let out of his contract. So what’s the real story?
    ^^^^^

    Co sign this 1000 percent

  4. the real truth Says:

    wait wasnt 99-02 Hovs prime? how was he not fucking with Beanie?

    ^
    Beans First Album…Put Ya Hands Up Etc. Were incredible…beans Killed Hov On This Cant Be Life Which Is Debateable But I Feel Beans Got It..

    Its All IMO But Bar For Bar Not Musically Beans Was Nicer During That Time

  5. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    Question can anyone tell me the last beanie song they have heard on the radio or in the club??

  6. BurrBritain Says:

    BURRRR BURRR BURRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Prophecy_projectz Says:

    In fairness Eskay when you name your song Empire State of Mind, it kinda invites comparisons to New York State of mind…just a little. I mean everyone jumped and thought it was an updated version with Nasir because that title is synonomous witht that joint a little.

    Also, this video kinda feels like a 2009 version of the “If I ruled the World” video.

  8. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    October 30th, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    Question can anyone tell me the last beanie song they have heard on the radio or in the club??

    ^^^^

    No shot but my girl ask who was he? and i cant think of a way that she will know

  9. BurrBritain Says:

    Question can anyone tell me the last beanie song they have heard on the radio or in the club??

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Hand’s Up

  10. Boos Bigelow Says:

    # a tribe called quest Says:
    October 30th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    DAME EMBEZZLED MONEY OUT OF THE ROC FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL GAIN. How is this being overlooked, i want this nigga locked up
    _________________________________________________________________

    Exactly….but you know why its overlooked….cause Niggas envy Hov or don’t like his success….when you at the top people become a hater of you for no reason…

    Dame is down and out and looking dusty…since he’s broke its a non-issue…hip-hop heads hate the squeaky clean image of Jay and it irritates them….so their thought process is irrational when dealing with this situation.

  11. GMLLZ Says:

    This Beans shit is really REALLY comparable in so many ways to Young Buck crying on the phone talking to 50.

    Nah not in every way, but in so many ways. The track isn’t even hard. It’s kinda tough like Drake is…think about it.

  12. &What?! Says:

    Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa >

  13. Joe 88 Says:

    DAME EMBEZZLED MONEY OUT OF THE ROC FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL GAIN. How is this being overlooked, i want this nigga locked up

    *dead*

    I’m out fellas, bout to enjoy my weekend, peace

    *rides pass nah right*

    *Rolls all four windows up*

    *locks doors*

    *chucks the duece while not making any eye contact and keeping my eyes on the road*

    *is the bigger man (n)*

  14. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    Boos Bigelow Says:

    October 30th, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    # a tribe called quest Says:
    October 30th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    DAME EMBEZZLED MONEY OUT OF THE ROC FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL GAIN. How is this being overlooked, i want this nigga locked up
    _________________________________________________________________

    Exactly….but you know why its overlooked….cause Niggas envy Hov or don’t like his success….when you at the top people become a hater of you for no reason…

    Dame is down and out and looking dusty…since he’s broke its a non-issue…hip-hop heads hate the squeaky clean image of Jay and it irritates them….so their thought process is irrational when dealing with this situation.

    ^^^

    Ive been screaming this all damn day and no blogger or anyone comments on this, dame stole money from everywhere, he said I could sue him right now

    And than he said about Jayz. Jay offered me money but i did not want it (those are words out of his mouth) and than did a deal with dame and it did not work and even on Jays last album, was beans not on it, people?? Yes he was and i luved how jay put him on the right track, Ignorant sh!T

  15. Gravity Says:

    All this so-called street code ni99as only wanna claim street when shit ain’t in their favor! Som1 on Nah did say beans and freeway were done for laughing with Whoo-Kid about the Camelface joke. Beans is a Liar, FACT.
    I bought all his albums retail too so I ain’t hating just spitting truth.

  16. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    1 joe 88

  17. the real truth Says:

    When you add in lyrics……c’mon man. Beans is nice..but ask Nas… he don’t want it with HOV…..yea I said it…I think Jay crushed Nas on that Blueprint 2 track and People Talkin but I guess the battle was over

    ^
    Nah Not Really…BP2 Track was dope but Nas had already won by then

    Lemme Just Say This…Im Not Taking Beans Side In The Argument I Jus Understand Wheres Hes Comin From More Than I Do Hovs Perspective. Beans Took The Roc To Another Level And Its His Fault For Going To Jail Like Ive Said B4 I DOnt Think Hov Should Have Posted His Bail But Hov Played Him And The Rest Of Sp Dirty Theres No Denying It At This Point…The Young Gunz Getting 1200 A Show?…Thats Not Fucked Up And Hov Holding Beans To His Contract And Not Letting Him Sign With Curtis?…I Understand That From A Competetive Stand Point But Letting Him Sit On The Shelf Is Cold Blooded (Rick James), Hov Is Who He Is And We All Kno Hes Buisness B4 FriendShip, But Buisness Ethics Have To Come Into Play At Some Point And The Thin Line Between Buisness And Friendship Is Sometyhing Hov Doesnt Care About Obviously

  18. &What?! Says:

    *dead*

    I’m out fellas, bout to enjoy my weekend, peace

    *rides pass nah right*

    *Rolls all four windows up*

    *locks doors*

    *chucks the duece while not making any eye contact and keeping my eyes on the road*

    *is the bigger man (n)*

    ^^

    *car windows get smashed by stray bottle*

  19. RIGZ Says:

    # Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:
    October 30th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Question can anyone tell me the last beanie song they have heard on the radio or in the club??

    ^^^

    LOL

    Why do you always say things like this? LOL. Who fucking cares….

  20. RIGZ Says:

    This video / song combo is really dope…

  21. GMLLZ Says:

    the real truth Says:
    October 30th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    When you add in lyrics……c’mon man. Beans is nice..but ask Nas… he don’t want it with HOV…..yea I said it…I think Jay crushed Nas on that Blueprint 2 track and People Talkin but I guess the battle was over

    ^
    Nah Not Really…BP2 Track was dope but Nas had already won by then

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I said the battle was already over son. Read. I recognized that.

    Beans is still Young Buck crying on the phone to me right now. The nigga had the chance of a lifetime as an artist and he fucked it up. I don’t feel sorry for dude.

    Plus…how many of them State Prop niggaz did Beans feed with that State Property Clothing line money? I would guess that none of them other niggaz saw any of that cake. They just modeled in ads.

  22. a tribe called quest Says:

    Why do you always say things like this? LOL. Who fucking cares….

    –His accountant

  23. GMLLZ Says:

    THE REAL TRUTH

    Son you can’t say Hov is business before friendship! You don’t know the relationship that Beans and Hov had. No one here does. According to Wiki them niggaz weren’t even friends. It was always business. Read the article by Gooch in NahRight Lite. Read why Beans signed with Dame after the split.

  24. dandy Says:

    a shame this video doesn’t match the greatness of the song..

  25. Chasin Rhymes Says:

    Anybody else think beans is soundin like that african chick on girls, girls, girls “Jiggaman why you treat me like animal?” (no eddie murphy)

  26. De_Here Says:

    Who else waiting for Inside Man 2…..

    ^^^

    AY-FUCKING-YO

    and this video was decent…since it’s a Hype video I’m glad there weren’t any cgi shots of the statue of liberty doing the pool palace…oh and Beans has taken top spot as most emotional rapper prone to wild lash outs….Cam is now number 2….

  27. spirit equality Says:

    now that i reflect on beans’ radio interview, most of his ire should be directed at dame

    beans either needs to sue dame for the money he’s owed or hang dame upside down by his ankles and shake the loose change outta his pockets. LOL.

    come on now. dame owes you hundreds of thousands and you go at jay?

    even if jay got beans kicked out of the powerhouse show….dame owes you hundreds of thousands of dollars. i’d rather have my money and not be able to hang out backstage than the other way around. what part of the game is this?

    and what’s stopping beans from making another state property album or a potent solo? i heard *nada* about his new record. look at what raekwon did with OBFCL2. he put together a good album, hustled to promote it, and got great results. then def jam came around and cut the check for a ghost/rae/meth album….rae made HIMSELF hot again

    come on, beans…

  28. Mo Says:

    lmao @ whoever said that beans is better than Jay-Z right now…tell beans to make an album that’s better than any of Jay-Zs albums. i’ll give him a time frame of 1 yr.

  29. raafi Says:

    First of all, the video was whack. I mean for a classic song that’s banging out of every stereo in NYC right now, to come back with a video this flat is just lame. Missed opportunity, Hype.

    Second of all, Beans’ best verse is on Somehow Someway — all the promise of his hardrock style mixed with pure street poetry. God, that verse kills me every time. But Jay schooled him back on Momma Loves Me, “Beans I ain’t tryin to change you – just give you some game, to make the transition, from the street to the fame.” In other words, it takes more than just having talent to make it under the bright lights. One of those things is keeping your ass out of the joint. I guess that’s easier said than done for some cats. SMDH.

    Thirdly, there’s no way, by any measure, Beans could ever be considered better than Jay. At any time. Please.

    Last, Beans’ dis track is a complete disaster. What you’re supposed to do if you got a beef with a dude is settle it with your rhymes. Don’t go talking for three minutes trying to make your case after spitting a couple average verses. AHNT. Dude sounded kinda like Young Buck on that tape. If you want to crush another rapper [||] do it with your rhymes, like on Ether. Otherwise, the only battle that you’re winning is undermining the integrity of your mic skills.

  30. Clarke Says:

    Lil mama is in the background during the HARLEM scene.

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  32. TheCoolest Says:

    Run This Town > Empire State Of Mind

    There’s too much nostalgia in this Video

  33. sam maximus Says:

    i’m mad tired of jay stealin kanye’s steez. i mean, this shit is preposterous. this ain’t nothin but a complete knock off of ye’s homecoming video. jay…kill ya self for this shit, and understand that you owe the second half of your career to mr. west.

  34. PH Says:

    very underwhelmed

  35. chinchillah Says:

    I think Alicia was listening to Coldplay before she recorded her piece…

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7utt_coldplay-the-scientist_music

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