Alicia Keys and Stephen Colbert Sing 'Empire State of Mind'

By: Marissa Liu - Dec 16, 2009
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Alicia Keys and Stephen Colbert collaborated on an original version of the hit song ‘Empire State of Mind.’ Colbert performed/rapped one original verse of the duet Keys normally sings with rapper Jay-Z and it was actually quite impressive.

The Alicia Keys and Stephen Colbert duet took place on the December 15th, 2009 episode of The Colbert Report, on which Keys was a guest. Keys was on the show to promote her new album entitled, ‘The Element of Freedom.’ Watch the video of the Keys and Colbert performance and tell us what you think of Stephen Colbert’s rap skills.