Empire state of mind lyrics

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empire state of mind lyrics

Empire state of mind lyrics was symbolic, and encoded in the lyrics was the past life of Jay Z.The lead singer of Empire state of mind was Jay Z, while Alicia keys did the vocals. The song has the same pattern  of music like love in a two way streets by The Moment. The producer of the song is Ai shux.Empire state of mind was written initially by Janet Sewell – Ulefic and Angela Hunte before submitting it to Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s record label though Roc Nation initially turned it down.

About empire state of mind alicia keys lyrics

EMI music publication pushed Janet and Angela Hunts to submit their lyrics to the Roc Nation after rejection.After The Roc Nation accepted it, Jay Z kept the singing part on the hook. He changed the wordings in the chorus and did the recording.The song was recorded in 2009 in Roc the mic studio and released on October 20, 2009. Its duration is 4:36 mins. Initially, Hunts and Janet were featured in the chorus but stepped down after being asked if there was any better.

They unanimously chose Alicia keys.The music video was done in black and white Mary Blige was also considered for the chorus, but Jay Z settled for Alicia keys after hearing the piano loops.Empire state of mind was a success. It was listed among the top 10 best songs in 2009. It was among Grammy’s nominations.It sold  5.5 million copies in the United States.

 

“Empire State Of Mind lyrics”
(feat. Alicia Keys)

Yeah, I’m out that Brooklyn, now I’m down in Tribeca
Right next to De Niro, but I’ll be hood forever
I’m the new Sinatra, and since I made it here
I can make it anywhere, yeah, they love me everywhere
I used to cop in Harlem – hola, my Dominicanos (Dinero!)
Right there up on Broadway, brought me back to that McDonald’s
Took it to my stash spot, 560 State Street
Catch me in the kitchen, like a Simmons whipping pastry
Cruising down 8th Street, off-white Lexus
Driving so slow, but BK is from Texas
Me? I’m out that Bed-Stuy, home of that boy Biggie
Now I live on Billboard and I brought my boys with me
Say what up to Ty Ty, still sipping Mai Tais
Sitting courtside, Knicks and Nets give me high fives
Nigga, I be spiked out, I could trip a referee
Tell by my attitude that I’m most definitely from
jay z empire state of mind lyrics

In New York (Ay, aha) (Uh, yeah)
Concrete jungle (Yeah) where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do (Yeah) (OK)
Now you’re in New York (Aha, aha, aha) (Uh, yeah)
These streets will make you feel brand-new (New)
Big lights will inspire you (Come on) (OK)
Let’s hear it for New York (You welcome, OG) (Uh)
New York (Yeah), New York (Uh) (I made you hot, nigga)

Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game
Shit, I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can
You should know I bleed blue, but I ain’t a Crip though
But I got a gang of niggas walking with my clique though
Welcome to the melting pot, corners where we’re selling rock
Africa Bambaataa shit, home of the hip-hop
Yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab, holler back
For foreigners, it ain’t fair, they act like they forgot how to add
Eight million stories out there in the naked
City, it’s a pity half of y’all won’t make it
Me? I gotta plug Special Ed, “I Got It Made”
If Jeezy’s paying LeBron, I’m paying Dwyane Wade
Three dice cee-lo, three-card Marley
Labor Day Parade—rest in peace, Bob Marley
Statue of Liberty, long live the World Trade
Long live the king, yo—I’m from the Empire State, that’s

In New York (Ay) (Uh, yeah)
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do (That boy good) (OK)
Now you’re in New York (Welcome to the bright lights, baby) (Uh, yeah)
These streets will make you feel brand-new
Big lights will inspire you (OK)
Let’s hear it for New York (Uh)
New York (Yeah), New York (Uh)

Lights is blinding, girls need blinders
So they can step out of bounds quick, the side lines is
Lined with casualties who sip the life casually
Then gradually become worse – don’t bite the apple, Eve!
Caught up in the in-crowd, now you’re in-style
Into the winter gets cold, en vogue with your skin out
City of sin is a pity on a whim
Good girls gone bad, the city’s filled with them
Mami, took a bus trip, now she got her bust out
Everybody ride her, just like a bus route
“Hail Mary” to the city, you’re a virgin
And Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church end
Came here for school, graduated to the high life
Ball players, rap stars, addicted to the limelight
MDMA got you feeling like a champion
The city never sleeps, better slip you’re a Ambien

In New York (Ay, ow) (Uh, yeah)
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do (OK)
Now you’re in New York (Uh, yeah)
These streets will make you feel brand-new
Big lights will inspire you (OK)
Let’s hear it for New York (Uh)
New York (Yeah), New York (Uh)

One hand in the air for the big city (Oh)
Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty (Oh)
No place in the world that could compare (Nah)
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say
“Yeah, yeah” (Come on, come on)
“Yeah, yeah” (Come on)

In New York (Uh, yeah)
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do (OK)
Now you’re in New York (Uh, yeah)
These streets will make you feel brand-new
Big lights will inspire you (OK)
Let’s hear it for New York (Uh)
New York (Yeah), New York (Uh)

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