Have A Listen To Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind (Part II),’ Sans Jay-Z

Becky Bain | November 25, 2009 7:51 am

Are those leggings with knee spikes that Alicia Keys is donning on the (possibly fan made?) cover art for “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down”? Is the shoulder spike fad that populated the AMAs already on its way out? Alicia Keys’ voice soars here like it did on the original “Empire State Of Mind,” as we already heard in a live performance of the song last week. But now that the official track list for The Element Of Freedom has appeared on Keys’ official site, it seems that the rumored Jay-Z rap on this version was just that—a rumor.

Listen to “Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down” after the jump.