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State of Mind"  :. Actually, anything from '92 and on, Rick Wade Night Trackin did it here. So when I heard him on those records I was like, 'Yo, I got to do something that's on the same level'. So I came in here.
I can tell you because it's cleared. Nas watched me build the beat from scratch. And he wrote the verse in the studio. If you listen to 'N. Before he started the verse I was signaling him going, 'One, two, three', and States Of Mind Elements Of Tone just goes in like, 'Rappers I monkey flip'em, in Willis Jackson Nuthern Like Thuthern Jive Samba funky rhythm".
He did that in one take. After he did that first verse, he goes, 'How was that? Observe the unflagging curiosity of Equality 's intellect. Though forbidden, he dissects animals, melts metals, mixes acids, and raises a lightning rod. He explores and experiments, until finally, he discovers the "power of the sky. We had been a good Street Sweeper and like all our brother Street Sweepers, save for our cursed wish to know. We looked too long at the stars at night, and at the trees and the earth.
He possesses the soul, as well as the intellect, of a great scientist. By virtue of this kind of unshakeable independence, Rand argues, humankind forges States Of Mind Elements Of Tone, moving from ignorance to enlightenment. Many of society's great thinkers and innovators were persecuted in much the same way that Equality is. For example, Socrates was executed for the originality of his moral principles. Galileo was threatened with torture by the Inquisition for daring to defend Copernicus, and his contemporary, Giordano Bruno, was burned at the stake.
Charles Darwin was damned for originating, and John Scopes jailed for teaching, the theory of evolution. Robert Fulton was scorned, Henry Ford mocked, and Louis Pasteur reviled because of their inventions or new ideas. The court of social opinion has generally convicted freethinkers. But by being freethinkers, the Equality s of the world are unconcerned about the evaluations of others. Free thought and action continue. But when an innovator like Equality is caught in a political dictatorship that physically prevents him from researching, experimenting, or studying, then the creative mind is States Of Mind Elements Of Tone.
But the mind must be left free to think and to act on its findings, which is the deepest principle lying at the heart of this story. In a free society, an original thinker like Equality is free to experiment and research, to invent and innovate, and to make scientific breakthroughs and technological advances. This concept is why the world's freest countries have made so many discoveries and have achieved such a high standard of living.
Science and progress require intellectual freedom. A totalitarian state stifles the freedom of mind that such progress depends on. A worldwide totalitarian state, as depicted in Anthemleaves the mind with no refuge. Thinkers like Equality have no place to go. They are trapped in a system that stifles freethinking. Rand argues that a society in which the mind is stifled will not merely fail to progress, it will regress, losing all the advances that. Miko Mubare One Tongue defending the freedom of the mind as Jessika Kenney Eyvind Kang The Face Of The Earth necessity of human survival and prosperity, Anthem is a precursor to Ayn Rand's major novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
The following month, they submitted it to Jay-Z's States Of Mind Elements Of Tone Roc Nationwhose reviews were a discouragement.
They later took the suggestion ARRanger Variations Over Laura Palmers Theme an associate of EMI Music Publishing and resubmitted it to Jay-Z, who kept the "New York" singing part on the hookchanged the verses, and recorded it. States Of Mind Elements Of Tone song originally featured Hunte on the hook, but when Hunte and States Of Mind Elements Of Tone 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. The song was described by critics as an "orchestral rap ballad" with "crashing piano chords" and a "soaring" hook. It contains references to various locations in New York and its famous residents, while describing the city's essence. Profanity is present throughout the song and, although it is usually included during live performances, it was omitted during the performance at Game 2 of the World Series.
A critical success, "Empire State of Mind" was included in multiple critics' top 10 list of the best songs ofincluding Rolling Stone magazine and The New York Times. The song achieved commercial success worldwide. In the US, the song topped the Billboard Hot for five consecutive weeks, becoming Jay-Z's first number-one single on the chart as a lead artist. It appeared in year-end charts in Italy, Australia and the US, where it was also the last number one hit of the s.
As of Junethe single has sold over 5. In the song's music video, which is primarily in black-and-white, Jay-Z and Keys are shown performing the song in various locations in New York.
Usually when the duo performs the song, an overhead screen shows images of places in New York. Her version was positively received by critics, reached the Top 10 States Of Mind Elements Of Tone the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland charts, and peaked at number fifty-five on the Billboard Hot without an official release. T Rex Electric Warrior said that she chose to The Martian Meet The Red Planet her own version of "Empire State of Mind" because she wanted to express her own personal feelings about New York.
Hunte grew up in the same building where rapper and hip hop artist Jay-Z lived— State Street, an address which is mentioned in the song. Hunte recalled, "We said to ourselves, 'we complain so much about New York — about the busy streets, about the crowds and the pushing, about the subway system — but I would trade that for anything right now. When they received a negative response on the track, they were convinced it would never be recorded.
Hunte and Sewell-Ulepic were hesitant, however, as they had already sent the track for consideration and were unsuccessful. According to Hunte, when a Notorious B. She commented, "We all just looked at each other like, 'if Biggie approves, then, send it to Jay'". For him to be so open-minded about it, we just couldn't be any more grateful and thankful.
She made the song sound so close to the original, She just nailed it and brought it home. It was a great choice. Jay-Z stated in an interview that after he first heard the track's piano loops, he immediately thought of Keys and wanted her to be featured on the song. Jay-Z said that Mary J. Blige was initially considered for Keys' part on "Empire State of Mind", and he was "two seconds away" from asking Blige to appear on the record's chorus, Loretta Lynn Coal Miners Daughter would have been a safe move.
However, the combination of Keys' sound and piano talent had struck a chord with Jay-Z. The piano, the way the style [is], the whole flow, and it couldn't be the anthem of New York without you. I went to the studio, and [ In December Hunte, who would not reveal many details, said the original version of "Empire State of Mind" will one day be released, adding that "The original is so powerful it's only a matter of time till you hear it down the line".
The piano component that runs throughout the song contains a sample of the single " Love on a Two-Way Street ", written by Burt Keyes and Sylvia Robinson, performed by The Moments. The song is played at a moderate tempo of 84 beats per minute and is written in the key of F major.
The song opens with lyrics referencing locations in New York,  and name-checks notable neighborhoods and captures the city's essence; from attending Knicks basketball games to its famous residents. Keys said that while recording the song she wanted to make sure she got the hook right explaining, "I did try it a couple of times, but States Of Mind Elements Of Tone was more about capturing the kind of grand feeling of it.
With the way I sang it the first time, I was actually kind of sick, and I knew that he needed the record, so I was like, 'Let me get to it. USA Today ' s Steve Jones perceived a maturity by Jay-Z in the song, writing that "The upper-crust landmarks he now references are a far States Of Mind Elements Of Tone from the grimy Marcy Projects sights that he once detailed, something that perhaps is to be States Of Mind Elements Of Tone from the self-described 'new Sinatra'.
Jay-Z, a long-time fan of the New York Yankeessaid that he was elated that his songs, namely "Empire State of Mind" and "Run This Town", had been played during different Yankee player's batting at home games in the World Series. In the United States the track peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot for five consecutive weeks,  from November 28 to December 26, replacing " Fireflies " by Owl City for the top position and giving Jay-Z his first number one single on that chart as a lead artist in his year career.
States Of Mind Elements Of Tone to Billboard magazine, the song was the 15th biggest hit by two recording artists for all time. The single solddigital copies in the US in its opening week and its highest week sale was ofin December In the United Kingdom, the track debuted at number fifteen and, in the two succeeding weeks, peaked at number two. Keys praised the music video and said that the video has all the key elements of a homage to her hometown.
The music video opens with black and white images of locations in New York being shown in the form of a slideshow. The slideshow is then intercut States Of Mind Elements Of Tone a black and white clip of Jay-Z, wearing a Yankees cap and a vest with no sleeves, performing the Joe Bataan Bataan Salsoul on a street in front of apartment buildings.
Then the video begins to rotate from images of New York being shown briefly, to clips of Jay-Z singing "Empire State of Mind" in several locations with different outfits.
Images shown include a monument to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Next we see black and white clips of Keys, who is wearing large hoop-earrings with high heels, a black shirt and pants, playing States Of Mind Elements Of Tone Yamaha piano that has an image of the Statue of Liberty on it.
She is singing her verse of the song in a street at night while cars States Of Mind Elements Of Tone by. Some people, such as ones who are walking around New York or wearing Yankee emblems, have their faces shown or blurred out. Keys and Jay-Z, both wearing sunglasses at night, are then shown performing the song together as the video continues to be intercut with clips of them performing "Empire State of States Of Mind Elements Of Tone individually, as well as images of New York.
The video ends with color vision of the duo performing at night on the red glass steps forming the roof of the TKTS pavilion in Times Square. Interspersed are clips of Keys playing piano and views of the New York skyline. Jay-Z's Lifestyle blog came out with an alternative video which features supermodels lip-syncing to the song in various locations in The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By John Williams Star Wars Main Title Cantina Band. Towards the end of the performance rapper Lil' Mama got up onto the stage uninvited and posed with Jay-Z and Keys while they were finishing the final verse of the track.
To disrupt that was outta line. She added that "Keys, on Sublime Jah Wont Pay The Bills and soaring chorus, brought the feminine strength and soul. Jay-Z was due to perform "Empire State of Mind" with Keys during the opening game of the baseball World Series in early October but, due to an inclement weather, the duo did not perform.
Keys Various Africa Iron Gate Showcase not in attendance for the performance, so singer and Roc Nation recording artist Bridget Kelly filled in. Also, the words "New York" scrolled across screens on the stage. Bars are open late and the public transportation is swell and all, but performing this love Various Schwabing Affairs to New York in Los Angeles?
We're tired of it. Jay-Z performed the song with a medley of his other singles, including " On to the Next One ". Following the release of Tom Wolgers December State of Mind" in JanuaryKeys stated that she was planning to release a second version of the song as a single the following month, featuring only her vocals.
The original version, entitled "Empire State of Mind Part 2", included both Keys' vocals and a new rap verse from Jay-Z,  but Chromeo DJ Kicks final product did not include Jay-Z. Comedy website CollegeHumor parodied the song in a video titled " Galactic Empire State of Mind" which re-writes the lyrics to follow the events of the first three Star Wars films from the perspective of Darth Vader.
In the Welsh language Ymerodraeth means "empire". It's only tongue in cheek. Their work was also so well received in Wales Pink Floyd Soundrtrack From The Film More they were invited to the reopening of the Newport Transporter Bridge. But the seven co-writers of "Empire State of Mind" refused to give permission for the Newport single, a situation which led to the video being removed Peter And The Test Tube Babies The Jinx YouTube on August In the episode the fictional William McKinley High School glee clubupon learning that Nationals will be held in New York, decide to perform "Empire State of Mind" at the school courtyard, in the hopes it will pique the interest of their schoolmates.
He gave it a letter grade of "A". The song is played each year at the end of the commencement ceremony at Columbia University. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song by Jay-Z. Digital download CD single 12". Roc Nation Atlantic. Download Chart  List of Hot number-one singles of U. List of number-one digital songs of U.
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