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Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind album mp3


A Empire State Of Mind (Explicit Album Version) 4:36
B Empire State Of Mind (Amended Album Version) 4:36

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – Masterdisk


  • Mastered By – TD*


Sample: "Love on a Two-Way Street" by The Moments, "The Breakthrough" by Isaac Hayes

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 75678 95616 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075678956164
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MASTERDISK TD ST-RN-522671A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ST-RN-522671B-1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category 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
JAKES001 Jay-Z Ft Alicia Keys Jay-Z Ft Alicia Keys - Empire State (The Mixes) ‎(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label JAKES001 UK 2009
none Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind ‎(CDr, Single, Promo) Roc Nation none UK 2009
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
HIP1003XX02 Alicia Keys, Jay-Z Alicia Keys, Jay-Z - Ultimate Remixes Of "Empire State Of Mind" ‎(12") Not On Label HIP1003XX02 Japan Unknown

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind album mp3
Performer: Jay-Z
Genre: Hip hop
Title: Empire State Of Mind
Country: Europe
Released: 2009
Style: Hip Hop
MP3 version ZIP size: 1411 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1928 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 255
Other Formats: VQF AC3 MOD APE XM AAC AA

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 ;)