Watch Stephen Colbert Rap Over Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" With Help From Alicia Keys


If Jay-Z runs these streets, perhaps Stephen Colbert reigns over the suburbs. The host of “The Colbert Report filled in for Hova last night when Alicia Keys stopped by to perform the big-up to city living, “Empire State of Mind.” Colbert’s verse touted the benefits of living happily gated off in the suburbs: “Home theater system / 60-inch plasma / Clean suburban air much better for my asthma.”

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