Jay Z Got An Empire State of Mind

I couldn’t wait to see the “Empire State of Mind” video which happens to be a favorite from Jay Z’s Blueprint 3 album. No one can deny that this  song is a hot one and that hook could entrance you into doing things…shout out to lil Mama! But on the real, I love Jay’s accolade to the city that never sleeps and inspired him to become one of the greatest. Now onto the video which pleasantly surprised me with the black & white theme. Would have loved to see all of Alicia’s appearances in color though, (enjoyed it finally at the end of the video). I’m always appreciative when artists puts images that conveys their lyrics in the videos, so naturally I enjoyed the flashes of the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, Empire State Building & respectfully the 9/11 Memorial to name a few. Liked the small cameo of Spike Lee but would’ve preferred to see a snippet of Rihanna getting off a motorcycle when Jay rapped, “good girls gone bad” as an ode to her last album. Overall, I thought it was a good follow-up to Run This Town. What do you think?

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One Response

  1. Put together the “je ne sais quoi” of Mr. Carter and Ms. Keys and you have a smashing hit on your hands!!! Any song that represents your state, city, borough or town makes you feel inspired and proud. But when someone extremely admirable, dapper and chic such as those two; belt out the tune you are bound to encounter the song and video everywhere and anywhere.

    I love the black and white theme for the video. It reminds me of the pics that the vendors sell of the city’s famous attractions.
    The Empire State in black and white or color doesn’t matter to me because people including myself have instense love and great respect for NEW YORK- NEW YORK- NEW YORK!!

    P.S. Shout out to Frank Sinatra too- Old Blue Eyes’s version stills creates the same type of energy and stirs up the same emotions for the BIG APPLE too. GO YANKEES!!! LOL

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