I posted up the video of Alicia Keys performing this stripped down version of this anthem – here is the CDQ. What do you think? Do you like this one better than the one that you’ve been hearing on the radio, television, and every major event in the past month? The original with Jay-Z’s contributions better? Does it work to have both versions out there?

Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind Pt. 2 | YouSendIt