The sequel, which includes a new verse from Jay, will be included on Keys’ Element of Freedom.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys couldn’t contain their enthusiasm for New York to one song, so the pair have decided to team up again for a sequel to their hometown anthem. Keys will include “Empire State of Mind Part 2” on December’s The Element of Freedom. The sequel will feature a new verse from Jay, a rep for Keys confirmed to MTV News.
Keys said she felt honored that Jay asked her to be on the track.
“Obviously, I’m very grateful to him for reaching out to me and for that type of ability to represent my hometown, like, that was crazy,” she told MTV News. “So we went to the studio. I went to the studio, and … I fell in love from the jump.”