My first impression when I read that there was going to be an “Empire State of Mind, Part II” was that it was doing the most/way too much. Music artists Rappers have fallen into a bad trend of re-making and remixing songs when they get a hit record on the air. Need examples? Well think Arab Money (Busta Rhymes) and Hottest in the Hood (Red Cafe), both tracks were remixed three times.A
Empire State of Mind, Part II slows it down a lot and isn’t a banger like Jay-Z’s version but I think it has a case of being more musically solid…Alicia Keys “The Element of Freedom” in stores 12/15/09.