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Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - 'Empire State Of Mind' Music Video

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - 'Empire State Of Mind' Music Video

Check out the new “Empire State of Mind” music video from Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, which was filmed in New York City’s Harlem, Times Square and around Ground Zero on October 1.

The song, which is an ode to Jay-Z‘s and Alicia‘s native NYC, features sampling of “Love on a Two-Way Street” by The Moments. The video was directed by Hype Williams.

Check out the vid below!

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – ‘Empire State Of Mind’ Music Video

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Credit: Steve Sands; Photos: Bauergriffinonline
Posted to: Alicia Keys, Jay Z

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  • boo

    much better couple then him and the screaming hip shaker

  • lucia

    the song is good! Sometimes she reminds me of Taylor Swift

  • tine

    LOVE IT!! Maaaan Im missing new york…. wanna go back :(

  • tine

    @lucia DAMN are you KIDDING??? How can you compare Taylor and Alicia?? you gotta be kidding….

  • lucia

    their expressions are similar!! remember fallin’ ??

  • male

    why are all the girls on the video black?

  • Say it like it is


    Badnote-Alicia Keys isso pretty.Why does she make herself look more times than not,so ugly?
    What is that old sharecropper,braided turd on her forehead?

    She has pretty,straight/curly hair.
    Her face is so pretty,but cute,which is good because she looks regular,average,youthful in her face.She does not look botoxed or older than her years.She could easliy pass for no older 21- 22yrs.
    Who are are stylists,whatever?
    This outfit is ugly and that hair is dreadful.

  • Canada

    Jay-Zed is the worst part of that song.

  • Love the song

    I wish he would look as comfortable and smile as much when he is with his wife. When I see him and his wife, it seems like such a put on. He seems more relaxed, cheerful and fun when he’s with Alicia or Rhi Rhi. The song is great. They look like they have really good chemistry.

  • kidding you

    I hate them

  • lalalove

    Why is main cast of ‘Gossip Girl’ ALL WHITE? As a multiracial person should I cry “racist” aswell? Ofcourse that’s just one of many examples. BUT, It’s the first thing that popped into mind ’cause I was watching it this morning. We could go on and on if you want to turn this into a discussion of race. But, let’s not.
    Anyway, I really like the song. However, the video could have been so much better.

  • ghost

    I agree with you, the song is cool

  • kim

    @Love the song: When you see him out on the streets he is being bothered by paparazzi. He is performing in a video above

  • smile!

    @lalalove i agree.

    alicia keys is pretty, and jay-z is cool
    nice video (:

  • blowmeimnick

    video could have been better, jay-Z rapping is kinda lame, but the song is a great tribute to Ney York

  • Jo

    Love it ! Too bad we dont get to hear more from laicia in this one !

  • Bright stripy thong on :)

    Talk about alienation what about the 5,000,000,000+ so people in the world that aren’t from “New York” in the world. These people are small minded have they ever opened an eye to anything but they own simple bullshit lives?

  • veeo

    watch out bey… alicia is a man stealer

  • lizk

    Jay Z is talentless and ugly. Alicia, gawd, I could never stand her voice or her lame piano playing or the Elvis sneer of her smile. HOWEVER, her vocals in the chorus here are really catchy and atmospheric and this is the only redeeming quality of this otherwise piece of crap song. She sticks in my head with this one, definitely.

  • msblknasty1

    jay never happy when hes wiff da wife,,,,,,,, he looks so happy when hes with anyone else…… the song is aaight….. alicia didnt steal swizz he left home ……. mashonda was a nag just like bey …

  • TDubb

    I hate this guy. He needs to be smacked with some humble pie! I like the song though….

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  • LeviKlein

    I like the song but the video isn’t spectacular. I expected much more, knowing that NY is a beautiful city… they could have done more in my opinion.
    And too bad we can’t really see Alicia Keys’ face…

  • lakers fan in boston

    the video is alright, it’s tolerable
    i like the song a lot but i just dont like alicia keys
    she annoys me
    as always jay is the man

  • McCassidy

    sometimes he makes me think that he is in love with alicia lol

  • 808

    This song is my jam but the video is a little ho hum. They couldve done better than show a bunch of overused images of tourist spots. Cant believe they’re on the tkts steps though!! I eat lunch there lol

  • Melodee

    Great couple, keep up the work!

  • Jay

    I used to love alicia keys until i heard she broke up a marrage with children in it. It seems that she has no remorse and has been very hurtful to the other woman. Doesn’t sound like Alicia, I thought she was a class act. Maybe she has become miss hollywood, and thinks she can do whatever because she is more important than most people. SAD!

  • decora

    we need another video!

    get spike lee to direct. no offence to mr williams but i have a feeling there is much more to this song.

  • G.R.I.T.S.

    @Bright stripy thong on :):

    Cause there from new York.. Why would they have a song about somewhere else?

  • Madonaa

    This is such a cool………….video……..It most definitely represents NYC!

    The black and white is perfect for video.–It is very artistic with a movie or commercial feel to it.

    Jay & Alicia are great performers!

  • doggy

    Such a great tune!

  • interneta pieslēgums

    love this …/