Jay-Z and Alicia Keys to Perform at World Series

Hip-hop is coming to the World Series! New York Yankees fan Jay-Z is set to perform his hit "Empire State of Mind" with Alicia Keys at Game 1 on Wednesday. Find out what Hova says this moment means to him.
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 27, 2009

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Hip-hop is coming to the World Series! Huge New York Yankees fan Jay-Z is set to perform his hit “Empire State of Mind” with Alicia Keys right before the Yanks take on the Phillies in Game 1 of the Series on Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News. “Thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee,” Jay-Z said yesterday, invoking the famous quote by Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio.

Hova, who supports the team typically in Alex Rodriguez’s box seats, called the performance a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” and said “Empire State of Mind” resonates beyond the city. “Really it’s about inspiration, it’s about hope–I think that’s what connects with people,” he said. “The song connects outside of New York. Every night I play it, there’s a monster response.” Let’s hope Lil Mama couldn’t cop tickets. –ZH

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