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Jay-Z: The Hits Collection — Volume One (Def Jam)

Mike Diver, bbc.co.uk, November 2010

ONE OF JAY-Z'S biggest UK hits, 'Empire State of Mind', possesses a title that can be taken different ways. It alludes to the rapper's hometown, New York, a sing-along celebration of what its streets have to offer. But it also outlines the man's commercial mindset.

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