Odes to New York City appeal to pretty much everyone. Residents get to thump their chests and feel nostalgic while everyone else gets to fantasize about living in the world’s best city for five minutes. But when that five minutes includes visual epicness courtesy of Hype Williams, NYC’s favourite son (Jigga Man) widening the scope of his “Brooklyn Go Hard” local pride and Alicia Keys crooning about dreams coming true and bright lights, you almost believe that rags to riches Marcy to Madison Square shit happens everyday. You crazy for this one New York!

Hate to bring it back to Jay-Z vs. Nas but this also begs the question – “Empire State Of Mind” vs “NY State Of Mind”? We know they’re totally different but which one is more NYC?

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