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Jay-z - Empire State Of Mind

"Empire State of Mind" is a song by American rapper Jay-Z, featuring vocals and a chorus from American singer Alicia Keys. It was released as the third single from Jay-Z's 11th studio album, The Blueprint 3 , by his Roc Nation label in October 2009. The song is an anthemic ode to both artists' native hometown New York City, and features a music sample of "Love on a Two-Way Street" , written by Sylvia Robinson and Bert Keyes and performed by The Moments. "Empire State of Mind" was originally written by Brooklyn natives Angela Hunte and Jane't "Jnay" Sewell-Ulepic who were feeling homesick while on an overseas trip in February 2009. The following month they sent the song in for consideration at Roc Nation, although it received negative reviews. Initially discouraged, the duo sent the song to Jay-Z after a suggestion by an associate of EMI Music Publishing , and after an incident which they described as an omen. (Wikipedia)

Shawn Corey Carter , known by his stage name Jay-Z , is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2012, Forbes estimated Carter's net worth at nearly $500 million. He is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records, while receiving 17 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all time, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt , The Blueprint , and The Black Album , are considered landmarks in the genre with all of them featured in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. (Wikipedia)

The Blueprint 3 is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released September 8, 2009, on Roc Nation, through distribution from Atlantic Records. It is the final installment in The Blueprint trilogy, preceded by The Blueprint and The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse . Production for the album took place during 2008 to 2009 at several recording studios and was handled by Kanye West, The Neptunes, Jeff Bhasker, Al Shux, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, No I.D., The Inkredibles, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland. (Wikipedia)

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