Jay-Z To Replace Frank Sinatra

Since 1997, Frank Sinatra’s “New York New York” has been the theme song at the Belmont Stakes. But now, officials from the New York Racing Association say the cut will be replaced by Jay-Z’s “Empire State Of Mind” during their 142nd running this Saturday. According to the AP, reps say the track is the “quintessential 21st century theme song for New York City.” The song will be performed by teen singer, Jasmine Villegas. Hip-hop wins by a nose!

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  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com bap2313

    Wow that’s big. Congrats on that Jay.

  • http://organicprism.tumblr.com WhatsUpSon

    Legendary.

  • mac DIESEL

    THAT’S MAJOR!!!! KEEP MAKIN’ ‘EM MAD JAY!!!! HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • young hov

    Hov told them on BP2 he did it his way.. Nigga is a boss

  • Chi-Town

    SALUTE!!!

  • http://Myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    I think title should be…”Alicia Keys to replace Frank sinatra”

    She makes the song..with out her the song wouldint be what it is now..

    But still Congrats Hovito!!

  • Kiss92

    Hate Or Love Jay-Z He Is A Boss,Hip-Hop Hustler Of The Decade This Nigga Is A Fuckin Idol & i Dont Care About The illuminati Shit Cos That Dnt Effect Me

  • Post no billz

    Hov stay winning..

  • DARKAQUA

    WELL GET THE F*CK OUT OF HERE….SHAWN CARTER STAY WINNIN’ (drops mic and drinks lil haterade LOL)

  • dat k00n nigga

    dez jigz really think they da mafia in 2010

  • yung gWeed0

    in a gweedo sounding voice “GET DA FUCK OUTTA HERE”

  • EricB

    Cosing wit pitri!
    Alicia keys made the song wat it is… But still Salute 2 Jay

  • EricB

    *cosign

  • Rickk

    @ PITRI
    Shut the fuck up, congrats JayZ

  • flawda

    @ PITRI

    How comes if Alicia Keyes made the song her version didn’t even crack the top 30 charts and why has BP3 outsold her album by 800,000 copies so far.

  • Toya

    Big congrats to Jay but I think both songs should be used since both sum up NYC so well.

  • http://Myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    @Flawda..Were not talkin about her song or albums…were talkin about EMPIRE STATE OF MIND…and The Highlight of THAT song is Keys..it wouldint be the same without her..

  • mike

    iCongrats Jayz. ………………………………………………………………………………………………..ok!

    but who can judge this as the new anthem, if not the people !!

    it needs an election from THE N.Y PEOPLE !!!

    but it’s a good look for him and new generation from new york

    ps:

    I Need A Dollar > ESOM

    ^ street anthem talk !!!

    awesome, peace.

  • http://Myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    ^ im not tryin to take anythin away from jay its just they dint even mention Alicia in this post at all..they’re makin it seem like its all jay..

  • mike

    ^COSIGN

    AND I LIKE JAYS MUSIC SO MUCH

    IM NOT HATIN’, IM JUST SAYIN’ IT DESERVE MORE JUDGEMENT !

  • damone

    Pitri

    You the biggest jay hater out there bro. We know u love Vanilla Ice oh I mean marky mark oh my bad em.

  • Blueboy

    Camel face?

  • Blueboy

    Song would be trash without Alicia…

  • mike

    even when it’s BK aka Briget Kely who sing the hook, it’s needed to carry the song !!! this iz the identity of the song !!! shout out to jiggaman nevadaless, big money everyday it’s more doe, easy…

    money goes to the money

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  • flawda

    Mary J Blige easilly could of been A Keyes on that song, she is interchangable. Matter of fact, Brigette Kelly does a better version than her.

  • Kevin

    Jay Z is doing it BIG!!!!

  • 106

    Jay and Alicia Keys make the song what it is. He was the one who made the decision to put Alicia Keys on the song and he aint rapping no wack shit on it. Jay ran this rap shit in ’09 and lets face it he still the best in the game without him these dudes would all be singing and making love songs.

  • Expressions

    Flawda, actually it’s only sold over 500K and that is because Alicia came out in December and Jay Z came out in September..You can’t compare album sales that are months apart. Also, Alicia’s part of ESOM pt 2 actually spent more days in the top 10 on the UK charts and is still in the top 40 over there…Gotta research son.

    Doesn’t take anything away from Jay, but you don’t see people going around quoting the verse of the song………The big hook is definitely what made it. jay is still amazing..Love him.

  • Interscope Employee

    Oh God!!!! now on his next album he’s gonna say he’s BIGGER THAN FRANK SINATRA

    smh…

  • NICKEY BLACK

    it cracks me up that peepo swear Jay didnt spit on that tune “say what up to tah tah, still sippin Mai tai, sittin courtside knicks and nets give me hi fives.”

    “im the sinitra and since i made here, i can make it anywhere, yeah they love me everywhere”

    The original chicks who wrote the chorus told Jay if they can put Alicia Keys on their cuz 1 of the chicks was told that she sounds like Alicia.

    For the record they mention Jay cuz it was on Jay’s album that he excuetive produce, so why would’nt they say Jay- the new Sinitra

  • meezy

    wow that’s huge, congrats hov

  • The Truth83

    Does this give him legendary status?

  • gunsdrugsbitches

    @PITRI
    I’m pretty sure the anthem is actually gonna be all ALICIA KEYS…

    smh @ people riding Jay’s dick so hard for this one … yea its a good ass song… but we could fuckin cut Jay’s verses and the song would have probably been just as succesfull …. oh wait that actually happend

  • NICKEY BLACK

    gunsdrugsbitches…….but its better as a dual.

  • Blueboy

    Should be Alicia Keys feat jay z

  • Rickk

    OMFG, shut the fuck up
    They both make the song great, u dnt see artist and producers arguing about this shit, just hip hop critics, just show love to both artist and just shut the fuck up
    Congrats to Jay, Alicia hasn’t complained, so why are y’all, they both made the song, and im pretty sure Jay acknowleged her as the gentlemen that he is

  • Enzo

    This anthem progression shows where New York as a State, City and OUR Country has grown exponentialy over the past 2-3 decades. Hip-Hop changed the world. It’s a double edged sword though.

  • az5lyrics

    HOV KEEPS WINNING AND HATERS CAN’T STAND HIM
    HOV THE G.O.A.T

    MOST HIP HOP CLASSICS HAVE OTHER PEOPLE ON THE HOOK I.E. STAN BY EMINEM FT. DIDO AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.

    I’M THE NEW SINATRA
    AND SINCE I MADE IT HERE I CAN MAKE IT ANYWHERE
    HOV THE G.O.A.T.

  • BRONX, NY

    This is hilarious. Congrats to Jay but, did they even listen to jays lyrics? I mean this was the yankees anthem in the world series and he performed right in front of the mayor lol now this? wow. White people are fools.

    “I used to cop in Harlem
    All of my Dominicanos (Hey yo)
    Right there off of Broadway
    Brought me back to that McDonalds
    Took it to my stash spot
    560 State Street
    Catch me in the kitchen like Simmons whipping Pastry”

    “Hail Mary to the city your a Virgin,
    and Jesus can’t save you life starts when the church ends”

  • iam2smooth

    Its crazy how when HOVI accomplish sum10 dope he get 30-40 comments nd half of them bitches niggas is hatin on him but than u have an em post where cuhz is standin next 2 an ugly ass Mona Lisa pix nd niggas blow that shit up 180+ comment sayin how great he is like if yall don’t get da fuk outta here wit that wack shit. Don’t get me wrong em is dope but he aint hov nd if niggas gon dickride em at least do that shit when he accomplish some dope shit not no wack ass pix!
    I bet niggas gon hate on dis comment but I don’t give a flyin fuk jus like HOVI DA GREAT keep killin these niggas

  • thebullfrog24

    BRONX, NY says:
    Friday, June 04 2010 at 4:20 PM EST

    This is hilarious. Congrats to Jay but, did they even listen to jays lyrics? I mean this was the yankees anthem in the world series and he performed right in front of the mayor lol now this? wow. White people are fools.

    “I used to cop in Harlem
    All of my Dominicanos (Hey yo)
    Right there off of Broadway
    Brought me back to that McDonalds
    Took it to my stash spot
    560 State Street
    Catch me in the kitchen like Simmons whipping Pastry”

    “Hail Mary to the city your a Virgin,
    and Jesus can’t save you life starts when the church ends”
    ——————————————————————————————————–
    LOL, 85 percent of white people don’t listen to lyrical content. Who do you think is buyin up all this soulja boy,

  • http://www.becoolent.com Jay Fingers

    Ol’ Blue Eyes, my nigga, I did it my way …

  • The Noid

    What can’t this guy do?

  • HOVA!!

    @iam2smooth….i cosign what you said COMPLETELY!!!

    Can you guys stop hating on Jay and just appreciate that he is the one representing hip hop. If you could chose, who else would you want to represent it? Jay is the only logical answer and that’s supported by every major thing that he accomplishers. Love him or hate him, this guy does nothing but win…and you guys do nothing but hate.

  • mac DIESEL

    @ BRONX, NY

    THAT’S WUT MAKES JAY SO ILL!!!! AND HE’S BEEN DOIN’ THIS SHIT FOR YEARS!!!! HA!!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Post no billz

    @BRONX,NY .. Yeah it is funny that hes talkin bout slangin dope in that song.. And alot of people dont dont understand the slang so it goes over there heads..

  • http://Myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    @damone
    What makes me Being a Em fan have to do with this??

    And how the fuck em i a jay hater?? plz explain..

  • pifflighty

    WHO GIVES A FUCK IF ALICIA MADE IT HOTT OR NOT!….YA’LL BUNCH OF HATERS GIVE A NIGGA PROPS WITH OUT SAYING NUTHING NEGATIVE U HATING ASS NIGGAZ!….CONGRATS TO HOVIE HOV IS THE COLDEST!………..

  • blaqscorpio

    ^

    They’re so sad. I like Alicia and all but ANYBODY could’ve sung that hook and it would have been a hit. The HOOK IS THE REAL STAR, but it was Jay’s song that he INVITED Alicia to be apart of FACT!

    HOV!

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  • get u some

    Jay-Z is the best rapper of all time (next to Big and Pac).

  • Manco

    If Jay is Frank Sinatra, Em is Elvis.

  • Truth will out

    Jigga keeps winning

  • Juansneakerking

    Thats why he da greatest. Jay-z has not only taken over NY. He’s an all around musical legend. And has stayed 100% real thru it all

  • 106

    ^cosign

  • Ac@pella!

    Anutha notch 4 Hov. Tha boy keeps winnin’…

  • STFU DAMN!!!

    People act like its the Anthem for NY from the Mayors mouth or someshit. It’s just the Belmont Stakes.

  • KG

    He aint the best he gets raped all the time. Thats why he keeps the white boy so close cuz he knows hes the muthafucka that could shut him down.

  • unknown187

    all you fucking college and university kids need to shut the fuck up and get off this and listen to some hannah montana you say your hood and street just by listening to hip hop and you got a 9 to 5 most of you idiots dunno shit by the way jay z fucking sucks ass all hip hop sucks thats out there right now just buy a mic get some sound shit your done fuck jay z and these college kids on here who think there tough cause they graduated highschool that aint no street talk fuckin bitches of the zionist work force

  • mac DIESEL

    I WOULD SUCK ON JAY’S NUTZ!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION

  • unknown187

    everything comming out or in to new york is a lie.the world trade center attacks,trump and jay z.it’s all owned and supported by the government which supports zionist israel..september 11th and all this is a lie.flush all this shit on the hit radios and mtv and this website cnn news everything is a lie and controled by the zionists who wage illegal wars around the world that kill millions of people fuck you all and have a nice day you baby killers

  • Screezy

    @ Bronx ny.. that’s like when they broke ground on the Atlantic yards and the governor and bloomberg all givin speeches and the old white man introduced Jay as the man who once famously said “from bricks to billboards from Marcy to Madison square and beyond..” like wow u really don’t know u just made a coke reference.. oblivious

  • bigjay

    Jay stay winnin!!!

  • GazaMeSa

    This Is Real Big For Jay-Z And Hip Hop But On The Other Side Of It This Is Just A way For The Younger Generation To Be More Involve Into Horse Racing. On Some Real Shit Dudes Need To Stop Hating On Jay And Respect What This Nigga Have Accomplish.

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  • Frank>Jay-Z

    he’ll never replace sinatra, since he is immortal, jay z will be forgotten in a couple of years. in my opinion, you guys should listen to some real music.

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