Song You Need To Know: Cast Of 'Glee' Cover Jay-Z And Alicia Keys' 'Empire State Of Mind'

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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' Big Apple anthem, "Empire State of Mind," has a bit of show-tune style in it. And if you ever doubted that, just wait until you hear the rendition of the song performed by the trillest, most street show-tune performers around: the cast of "Glee."

Yep, Rachel, Quinn and the rest of the b-boys and girls from the hit high school musical have tackled Hova's ode to the concrete jungle where dreams are made of. If Jay and Alicia's original was as many parts Brooklyn as it was Broadway, the "Glee" cast takes it all the Great White Way.

The track starts out with some of the snazzy a capella "bom-bom-bom's" that those crazy "Glee" kids do so well. Things get a little dicey when the male cast members make their way through Jay's rapped first verse, but pick up in a big way when Lea Michele and Amber Riley get some lift on the chorus.

Check out the "Glee" cast's cover of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind," below. "Glee" returns Sept. 21.

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