daniel.singh on May 7th 2012
Empire State of mind is one of Jay-Z’s most famous songs. It deals with the image of New York City and his success in this city. He mentions things in the song that are significant to New York City such as The Knicks and Nets, Russell Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Yankees, and more. He talks about the neighborhoods in New York City and clearly depicts the city that never sleeps. You can tell by the lyrics that he is truly proud of being from this city and looks at himself as King of New York City.