Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Colbert and Alicia Keys: New York Remix

I cannot think of a better person to explain pop culture remixing than Stephen Colbert. Watch the following Colbertian version of the Alicia Keys and Jay-Z uber-popular track Empire State of Mind. I don't know about you, but I definitely prefer the Colbert remix.

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And, according to the nonfactzone here are the Colbert lyrics:

Yeah, yeah, yeah
I love New York, King of all the Cities
Lived up by the Guggenheim, ’til I got some kiddies
Moved to Connecticut, ‘bye George Pataki
Volvo to the dry-cleaners, pickin’ up my khakis

Shoppin’ mall is close, my community is gated
My shorties are all private school educated
Home theater system, 60-inch plasma
Clean suburban air, much better for my asthma

Still hit the city, Times Square, keep it real
Hard Rock Cafe for the appetizer deal
M&M Store, Disney Store, I’m in heaven
I own this town from 41st to 47th

Take you to The Lion King, that show is fantastic
Leave half an hour early so I can beat the traffic
I can get home really fast, driver rocks an E-Z Pass
Land of cheaper gas and the upper middle class







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6 comments:

Nicki said...

I LOVE this! What does he say: "My shorties are all private school educated
Home theater system, 60-inch plasma
Clean suburban air, much better for my asthma."
Colbert's so switched on!

Nicki said...

I think Alicia should tour with Stephen and drop Jay-Z. But that's just me. ;)

Anonymous said...

Man, this is hilarious!

JJ said...

As someone would put it, I love this all sorts of things! :)

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