Monday, April 26, 2010
New York's Empire State of Mind
From the school's YouTube page:
The PS22 Chorus delivers big time on this New York anthem by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys! Props to Dominique & Messale for amazing jobs on the lead vocals & rap (respectively). And of course to Ethan for a well-deserved happy dance at the song's conclusion.
We based our version more on the Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind Part II," but as a tribute to Jay-Z version, the kids and I created our own little rap that obviously was a bit more age appropriate.
I've been singing this song all morning... at least the Alicia Keys part... and up pops Dwayne Rodgers, @DiggsWayne on Twitter, spreading the word about these kids at PS22 (that's New York City, folks) singing their version of the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys anthem.
The original (not for small children):
The lyrics that drive this song:
In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
these streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
lets here it for New York, New York, New York
Robin, Tempe, Arizona