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New York City , nicknamed the Big Apple , is a city unlike any other. It is by far the largest city in the United States, its 8 million residents outnumbering more than half of all U. Diverse and culturally rich, New York hosts a population that is only 35 percent white, while 27 percent is Hispanic, 26 percent African American and the balance coming from a wide variety of Asian backgrounds. New York City is unique among U. Brooklyn , the largest borough, is located at the bottom of Long Island and is home to such destinations as Coney Island and Prospect Park. Brooklyn is known for its strong ethnic communities, including vast neighborhoods of Jewish, African-American and Italian residents. Queens is located just above Brooklyn and has been called the Earth's most ethnically diverse square miles.
But there were plenty of other onlookers feeling the vibe and blowing up Twitter with talk about the two New York giants filming in Tribeca and around Ground Zero for the clip, directed by Hype Williams. Before performing the song at the VMAs last month, Keys told us how the collaboration for the Blueprint 3 track came about. 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 said, 'I have this big New York record. I feel its right for us to do it together.
The hit song has been blasting through radios all over the country. It has also been heard throughout Yankee Stadium, as the song is also Derek Jeter's walk-up song throughout the post-season. Many are starting to wonder whether the new hip-hop song is the New York Yankees unofficial theme song. If you have not heard the song yet, and will be in attendance for Game One of the World Series, you will have the opportunity to hear the song live. Upon accepting the offer of singing before the start of the World Series Jay-Z called the chance a "once-in-a-lifetime experience. The song goes beyond referring to New York as a great city. According to Jay-Z the song is about hope and inspiration.
We me and my best friend went for a celebration, for her twenty-first birthday. As soon as we stepped off the plane I thought it was going to rain, it looked extremely cold and coming from Oakland, Ca; the weather was manageable. Being told before we arrived there that it was going to be cold, we on the other hand were able to adjust to it and some days we just dealt. We paid about one-hundred and fifty dollars apiece for five days in the hostel. The hostel is like a dorm that goes by gender. Not only that, but we had mini lockers in there as well, one per person to keep a few things in.
The following month, they submitted it to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation , whose reviews were a discouragement. They later took the suggestion of an associate of EMI Music Publishing and resubmitted it to Jay-Z, who kept the "New York" singing part on the hook , changed the verses, and recorded it. The song originally featured Hunte on the hook, but when Hunte and Sewell-Ulepic were asked if they thought anyone else would be more appropriate for the chorus, Hunte suggested Keys. Mary J. Blige was also considered for the part, but Keys was chosen after Jay-Z heard the song's piano loop.
Some proceeds were to be donated to the mental health charity Newport Mind. But the seven co-writers of the original song, which include Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, refused permission for the Newport single — we have been told — and that led to the video being removed from YouTube. EMI and there's a distinction between the record label and EMI Music Publishing , which looks after the songwriters has been bearing the brunt of protests on Twitter and elsewhere for pulling one of the year's hottest viral videos. Newport's footbridge under construction. Some rights reserved.
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It was written for Jay-Z, who brought along Alicia Keys to be featured in the chorus. As New York natives, both musicians resonated with the song.
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