WEEK8: Empire State of Mind (Claudeo Cover)

For this week, I wanted to try a DnB-inspired cover. It’s something I’ve never tried before so I figured it would be a nice challenge. I chose “Empire State of Mind” in honor of my good friends Gerald and Anna who just got married this past weekend since. Congratulations to you both! 🙂 DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately I couldn’t film this in New York. This is the closest thing we have out here :).


Yeah, Yeah, Im’ma up at Brooklyn, now I’m down in Tribeca
Right next to DeNiro, But I’ll be hood forever
I’m the new Sinatra, and since I made it here
I can make it anywhere, yeah they love me everywhere
I used to cop in Harlem, all of my dominicanos
Right there up on Broadway, brought me back to that McDonald’s
Took it to my stash spot, Five Sixty Stage street
Catch me in the kitchen like a Simmons whipping pastry
Cruising down 8th street, off white Lexus
Driving so slow but BK is from Texas
Me I’m up at Bedsty, home of that boy Biggie
Now i live on billboard, and i brought my boys with me
Say what up to Ty Ty, still sipping mai thais
Sitting court-side Knicks and Nets give me high fives
I be spiked out, I can trip a referee
Tell by my attitude that I most definitely fromIn New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
big lights will inspire you
Let’s here it for New York, New York, New YorkCatch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game
Sh I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can
You should know I bleed Blue, but I ain’t a crip tho
But I got a gang of… walking with my click though
Welcome to the melting pot, corners where we selling rocks
Afrika Bambaataa sh, home of the hip hop
Yellow cap, gypsy cap, dollar cab, holla back
For foreigners it ain’t fit they act like they forgot how to act
Eight million stories, out there and their naked
Cities is a pity half of y’all won’t make it
Me I gotta plug special and i got it made
If Jesus payin’ LeBron, I’m paying Dwayne Wade
Three dice Cee-Lo, three card marley
Labor day parade, rest in peace Bob Marley,
Statue of Liberty, long live the World Trade
Long live the king yo, I’m from the Empire State that’s


from Claudeo Covers, track released 27 February 2014
Recorded/Mixed/Produced by Claudeo Music….. in one day.

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Chris Changchien (aka Claudeo) is most well known for his ability to grow a beard, despite being Asian-American. When he’s not taming that beast, he is also an aspiring Music Producer and Singer/Songwriter based in Los Angeles.

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