BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Jay & Alicia’s “Empire” Video

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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys filmed the music video for their New York ode “Empire State of Mind” in spots around Tribeca and Ground Zero on Wednesday. Hype Williams serves as

Here’s what A. Keys had to say about the track:

“Working together on ‘Empire State of Mind’ was incredible. I’ve admired Jay-Z for a long time. ‘Reasonable Doubt’ is my all-time favorite album, period, and he’s been on the scene for long time. I always figured that we would do some type of collaboration, and finally, it came together with this. He reached out to me and said, ‘I have this big New York record. I feel its right for us to do it together. It has this big Frank Sinatra, take-it-there feeling. I feel like you could really do something with it.’

Watch Alicia:

And Jay:

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