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Old 11-08-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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YouTube - "Empire State of Mind" Jay-Z | Alicia Keys [OFFICIAL VIDEO]



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Old 11-08-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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I absolutely LOVE the song.

However, I think that Sinatra's classic song of NY, NY would be better.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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This song is annoying.

Give me Sinatra or Billy Joel.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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Is it really the anthem of the city or is it just a song about New York that happens to be popular right now? I think it's the latter, which I don't mind, though I'm not a fan of the song.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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Is it really the anthem of the city or is it just a song about New York that happens to be popular right now? I think it's the latter, which I don't mind, though I'm not a fan of the song.

I think its the NY Yankees anthem. And I think the song is growing to be a NYC anthem with Bloomberg giving Jay-Z the "ok."



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This song is annoying.

Give me Sinatra or Billy Joel.

How many times a day do you hear the song?
 
Old 11-08-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I guess that Jay-Z is somehow not guilty of plagiarizing Billy Joel's title, "New York State of Mind." In any case, if New York City has to have an anthem at all (and I don't necessarily think it does), then Sinatra's classic should be the one.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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Is it really the anthem of the city or is it just a song about New York that happens to be popular right now? I think it's the latter, which I don't mind, though I'm not a fan of the song.
Agreed... What makes it the anthem of the city?
 
Old 11-08-2009, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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I don't have a problem with songs that appeal to current generations. The problem is hearing it every other minute!
 
Old 11-09-2009, 04:02 AM
 
Location: brooklyn
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I am not cool with this Jay-Z song being the anthem of the city, particularly because he utters the N-word in it. I hate hearing that word and hate how it has become so common for young people to use it. I cringe everytime I am in subway and here all these 13 yr old kids use that word like it is a first name.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 04:51 AM
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Liked it the first time I heard it. And now I don't. It's getting more airplay than it should. I thought there was some sort of alternate version to remove the drug references and expletives. Guess not.

I prefer NY State of Mind by his once "rival".
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