Where were you the first time you heard "Empire State of Mind"? For most New Yorkers, it was in the fall of , a time that signaled the promise of better days ahead. Earlier that year, a charming state senator from Illinois, who had campaigned on messages of hope, became the first African American president of the United States. The Great Recession, which caused 8 million Americans to lose their jobs and 2. After its release earlier that fall, the instant hit ascended to the top of the Billboard Hot by November 26th, and remained there for five consecutive weeks.
The following month, they submitted it to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation , whose reviews were a discouragement. They later took the suggestion of an associate of EMI Music Publishing and resubmitted it to Jay-Z, who kept the "New York" singing part on the hook , changed the verses, and recorded it. The song originally featured Hunte on the hook, but when Hunte and Sewell-Ulepic were asked if they thought anyone else would be more appropriate for the chorus, Hunte suggested Keys. Mary J. Blige was also considered for the part, but Keys was chosen after Jay-Z heard the song's piano loop. The song was described by critics as an "orchestral rap ballad" with "crashing piano chords" and a "soaring" hook.
No one understands it, so thank you for sharing your thoughts so I know I'm not alone and not being too needy for feeling alone. Just trying to make it through the week. It would be ludicrous to think otherwise. Sorry dude, she is in way to deep.
I hope to be able to love nurses as I once did for many years. She's a shell of her former self and it breaks by heart to this day. After enough years of this, you stop trying. I so agree with all these points about surviving medicine. You've made good points about not bringing up the CES letter or anything that could be called "anti-mormon. Honestly, unless you want to convert and: And, if she does claim those things don't matter, be prepared to find out how much they really do after you've married her. She's really attractive, too. I think the only thing that can possibly be worse is if he was working in a different country.