Jay-Z + Alicia Keys ‎– Empire State Of Mind

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
075678956188, AT0350CD Jay-Z + Alicia Keys Jay-Z + Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind(CD, Single) Roc Nation, Atlantic 075678956188, AT0350CD Europe 2009 Sell This Version
JAKES001 Jay-Z Ft Alicia Keys Jay-Z Ft Alicia Keys - Empire State (The Mixes)(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label JAKES001 UK 2009 Sell This Version
0-522671 Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind(12") Roc Nation 0-522671 US 2009 Sell This Version
075678955785, 522892-2 Jay-Z + Alicia Keys Jay-Z + Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind(CD, Maxi, Enh) Roc Nation, Roc Nation 075678955785, 522892-2 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
523274-2, 075678954306 Jay-Z + Alicia Keys Jay-Z + Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind(CD, Single) Roc Nation, Roc Nation 523274-2, 075678954306 France 2009 Sell This Version
522894-2, 075678955761 Jay-Z + Alicia Keys Jay-Z + Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind(CD, Single) Roc Nation, Roc Nation 522894-2, 075678955761 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2009 Sell This Version
none Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind(CDr, Single, Promo) Roc Nation none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Jay-Z, Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind(CDr, Single, Promo) WARNER Music Benelux none Benelux 2009 Sell This Version
RMX003 Jay-Z feat Alicia Keys Jay-Z feat Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (DC Breaks Mix)(12", S/Sided, P/Unofficial) RMX Records RMX003 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Jay-Z, Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (New York Remix!!)(12") Not On Label none US 2010 Sell This Version
HIP1003XX02 Alicia Keys, Jay-Z Alicia Keys, Jay-Z - Ultimate Remixes Of "Empire State Of Mind" (12") Not On Label HIP1003XX02 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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benztown

benztown

December 11, 2017
referencing Empire State (The Mixes), 12", W/Lbl, JAKES001
B2 is also known as "Snoop Dogg - Snoop State Of Mind"
tc-thouzend

tc-thouzend

December 7, 2013
referencing Empire State (The Mixes), 12", W/Lbl, JAKES001
A2 Empire State Of Mind (Instrumental)
Hey ! are you able to rip it for me as a mp3 ? cannot find this anywhere thanks :)
restless

restless

March 24, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Empire State Of Mind, 12", 0-522671

With a context of war, back-to-basics and economic recession, the years 00 were paradoxically in US and occidental mainstream pop the climax of celebrating blingish supersuccess, 'winner attitude', simplified/childish 'cool' (or rather : signs of it), and somehow dissing nuance, subtlety, humor and culture as excuses for the weak and loser. It was all about showing-off, and developping even further musically an inner feeling of supremacy, overpower, omniscience, both to conjure inexorable decline, and show the demanding masses you were part of the few, dominant, superrich chosen ones. 'Popaganda', somehow.
Artistically it was most of the time dreadful and fast sleep-indulging, but then, among a very few others (including certain Timbaland x Nelly Furtado songs imo) came a song which was the epitome of that 00s myth, yet transcending it to actually sound like the real thing, its credible official soundtrack. A song that would have any listener actually feel like he's a mdma-fuelled SUV driven diamonded-hoes-surrounded self-satisfied self-centered overpowered superstar billionaire cruising the streets of New-York (symbol here!) with the city at his feet, yet totally in love with it (a non new-yorker couldn't have made this song).
This song, an instant classic rivalling Sinatra's "New York, New York" as a triumphant soundtrack for one of the world's most imperial cities of its times, is "Empire State Of Mind", and will be played on radios and at weddings for the generations to come. And yes sometimes you wish you were Jay-Z and Alicia Keys leaving the studio that day and going like "well I guess we did a bit of a blast today". And who cares the songs sounds like the very definition of OTT, who cares Jay-Z sounds like a pacha barely catching his own flow because as with all good (hip-) pop songs, magic is still here.
On a smaller, personal scale, this song reminds me of the late DJ Mehdi, who was never better than when playing these 'full on', block-party oriented hip-hop and funk sets, with a huge smile, booty-shake and hand-clapping, and would never fail in including "Empire State Of Mind" (in the last 2 years that is). So long, pal, see you on top of the world ;)