Jay-Z & Alicia Keys ‘State’ The Obvious In New ‘Empire’ Video

After almost exactly two months of continuous hype, and after seeing them perform the song everywhere, the official video for the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys anthem to the greatest city in the world (so biased, it hurts), "Empire State of Mind," is finally ready for viewing. Of course I love everything about the video, from the aerial shots above Manhattan to Alicia's door-knocker earrings and one of the dopest custom pianos ever made. The Empire State Building looks majestic, as do all of New York's structures. All that's missing from this is, of course, are the twin towers. You know, if this video doesn't make you want to come visit the Big Apple, nothing will. Which makes me think that the song will be more than just an anthem. Jay and Alicia may just get some of that tourism board money from the city as well. Heh. Whether they do or not, this is definitely the way to bring in the weekend. Happy Friday from New Yoooooork!

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4 Responses

  1. The song already made me wish that I was from the Big Apple, now the video only solidifies that. I am a little disappointed though, the whole time I'm waiting for Lil Mama to pop up somewhere and she's nowhere to be found!

  2. TIGHT!
    They rep my birthplace lovely in this song and video. I so need to make it back to NYC with the quickness.

  3. If only Alicia Keys could bring this kind of energy to her own music. Even the way she's moving in this video is so much edgier and cooler than when she does her own stuff. She needs someone to help her bring the edge back to her own songs, rather than the sentimental tripe she's been putting out lately.

  4. Despite the fact that I absolutely LOVE this song, and it's transcendent qualities, I'm not particularly impressed with the video. I mean, we've seen aerial shots of NY, in COUNTLESS videos and films. It's becoming a bit repetitive. I guess with a song of this magnitude, I expected Jay and Alicia to dig a bit deeper, into the creative pot. Wishful thinking, eh? lol


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