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Live @ the VMAS

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys closed the VMAS with a smash performance of the song.

Live @ World Series Game 2

As if the song being Derek Jeter's plate music weren't enough, the song was performed during Game 2 of the 2009 World Series.

Sample #1

The beat of the song comes from "Breakthrough" by Isaac Hayes.

Sample #2

The piano and cello loop come from the intro of "Love on a Two-Way Street" by The Moments.

"Empire State of Mind" Official Video

The official video for the song, shot at many of the locations that Jay-Z raps about in the song itself.

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