Glee Is Out of Its ‘Empire State of Mind’

Posted by ERIN in Glee

September 15th, 2010, 11:54 AM

Glee Season 2 pic

The second season of Glee premieres next Tuesday, Sept. 21st, on FOX! Now, I’m sure Gleeks can’t hardly wait for more campy performances from New Directions. HOWEVER, I got wind of the full version of the cast’s musical theater treatment of Jay-Z and Alicia Keysbrilliant hip hop ode to New York, “Empire State of Mind”.

The cover will be featured in next week’s premiere, and according to, the rapping is handled by Artie (Kevin McHale), Finn (Cory Monteith) and Puck (Mark Salling) - while Mercedes (Amber Riley) and the rest of the kids sing the chorus.Take a listen:

Did you love it, like it or hate it? Errrrm, let’s just say that I had to immediately cleanse my brain and ear parts by listening to the original version with Jay-Z and Alicia:

Ahhhhh, that feels better. I’m not a fan of when the Glee gang cover hip hop tunes, but there’s no doubt that fans are pumped for the new season! We’ll try to forgive them for this lame rendition and look forward better songs and tomfoolery starting next week! Be there, squares!

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