Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Record “Empire State Of Mind Pt. 2”


Jay-Z and Alicia Keys couldn’t contain their enthusiasm for New York to one song, so the pair have decided to team up again for a sequel to their hometown anthem. Keys will include “Empire State of Mind Part 2” on December’s The Element of Freedom. The sequel will feature a new verse from Jay, a rep from Keys confirmed to MTV News.

The first version of the song was featured on Jay’s Blueprint 3 album, and the duo performed the track at the Video Music Awards and before game two of the World Series.

The Hype Williams-directed video for “Empire State of Mind” debuted Friday, and Keys described it as a masterpiece. “The way it’s put together, it is so New York. You totally get it and understand it. It’s artistic. It’s hard. It’s beautiful. It’s, like, everything,” she said. “And definitely getting to be in the middle of Times Square on my piano [with] Jay, representing our home city, is a triumph. It was unbelievable.”

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124 Responses to “Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Record “Empire State Of Mind Pt. 2””

  1. landLORD Says:

    CassavaLeaf Says:

    November 5th, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    landLORD Says:
    November 5th, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    those look like make a wish foundation kids … bless their sickly hearts ..


    They are.


    damn, say word?…

    well, i did bless their sickly hearts, so im good …

  2. the real truth Says:

    @the real truth … I haven’t made not a nare comment on Dwight/Shawn in hopes it would just go away. Like, lawd have mercy. I’d rather discuss the many ways to do man-scaping than this.

    co-sign Its gotten to the point where i get calls about it…like it affects my life…it was nice when it first happended but its getting to the point where speculation is going over facts

  3. Troyvul Says:

    and if its a hermaphadite we naming it Slash
    Misses this Humor

    *Daps Fux*

  4. I dont know how to fish. I'm a grown man though. Will someone teach me? Says:

    Hey whats up man how you been?

  5. Gravity Says:

    The YG”s getting clowned on now and Beans is too stupid to realize he’s fucking people’s money up with his bitchassness… Putting these dudes in a
    worser negotiating position .. Who ‘gon pay more than 600 now.. Beans is a Crab/Bitch for real.

  6. CassavaLeaf Says:

    all i’m saying is those dudes could have gotten more IF the money could be spared. the same way i’d negotiate a raise if i saw my boss was making 300X my salary.

    but you got it, b.


    my problem with a lot of these rap dudes is they do not have a work ethic
    they want shit handed to them
    it may not be their fault when they’re kids
    cuz they grew up with absentee pops and welfare mom
    but how can you tell your son to man up when you running
    around crying like a little bitch
    these dudes foul
    if your boss is making 300x more
    maybe – just maybe –
    he deserves 300x more
    my assistant had the audacity to ask for a pay raise the other day
    talking bout if she can get one or a end of the year bonus
    then i said no
    she asked if her performance did not warrant it
    i told her i do not see why she ‘should’ get a raise in this economy
    if you’re someone’s assistant making $25hr
    shut the fuck up and accept it (i wasn’t that harsh)
    then she said that i’m getting a pay raise

    that’s when i had to close the door and explain to her the difference
    in her pay and my pay
    i’m basically paid commission – not salary –
    so if i don’t take on cases… i don’t make any money
    she gets paid regardless of season or weather

  7. Syler Says:

    Biting Nas or biting me? Bite me

  8. Mandrostar Says:


    Is this coming out before, or after, Swagger Like Us Pt. 2??

  9. Johnny Cadelco Says:

    Oh here we go again. Jay-Z keep copying of Nas

  10. GunzouttaVa81 Says:

    Gravity Says:

    November 5th, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    The YG”s getting clowned on now and Beans is too stupid to realize he’s fucking people’s money up with his bitchassness… Putting these dudes in a
    worser negotiating position .. Who ‘gon pay more than 600 now.. Beans is a Crab/Bitch for real.
    Damn that’s some real shit…even though Young Chris the only one attempted to do shit now…still one of the most valid points in this whole thing.

  11. GunzouttaVa81 Says:

    The only thing that matters in all of this is the accusation of Jay calling the feds on Beans at a show. The fact that Beans said
    1. No one else can dis Jay
    2. He still love em, just wanna talk, foot prints fadin blah blah blah lets me know for a fact Beans is lying or doesn’t know for sure. Nobody would still reach out to a nigga if he had police/Feds called on him especially a gangsta like Beans is or supposed to be.

  12. Geo23 Says:

    Alicia Keys probably want this on her album. This is for all the chicks who only like Alicia’s part

  13. james dean Says:

    o yea Nas is going to be on this one…………………………………………*ponders*…………………….o….yea………………………….right……………………

  14. Darri Says:


  15. slige Says:

    the most unoriginal concept for a song and played out one

  16. MKSince83 Says:

    Threw up five videos from last night’s show in London. PSA, Show Me What You Got, I Just Wanna Love U, Diamonds (Remix) and Forever Young the shit their using for the video per Nah Lite.

    Click the name if you give a shit. You will not find Sigel in ANY of this footage, but you will find Bleek. And even if I die he’s in my will somewhere. Sorry Beans.

  17. FRESH Says:

    yo y r yall killin charlie v??? shit is dumb funny tho!! south philly in this bitch!!

  18. Skilla Says:


  19. Skilla Says:

    [bold] Check [/bold]

  20. E-Money Says:

    Part one wasn’t good enough? Please no more..

  21. E-Money Says:

    Nas SHOULD be on that doe..it’ll make the track more historic!

  22. Syler Says:

    http://www.sylermusic.com the album, Empire State of Mind was released 6/3/2008

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  24. pop lyrics Says:

    This song is getting played too much, its becoming overkill. i dont get what the big hype over this song is because it just sounds like a bunch of random ramblings about new york.

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