When it comes to reppin' her city to the fullest, Alicia Keys is always down to show her NYC pride. With all of her enthusiasm about NYC, it was only right that she collaborated with Jay-Z (arguable the king of NY) for the 2009 smash hit "New York State of Mind." It was so dope that even Lil' Mama had to get in on reppin' her city while crashing their VMA performance. Classic.
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