Perhaps you’ve heard that Jay-Z hails from New York state — specifically, the concrete jungle where dreams are made of?
Recently, Fastcompany.com took the real-life NYC locations of the Hova’s most recent Manhattan mash note, “Empire State of Mind,” to Google Maps. And voila! A custom page with those trademark upside-down teardrops pinged to every locale shout-out in the song: Brooklyn, Tribeca, Harlem, 560 State Street, the World Trade Center, Bed-Stuy, Yankees stadium…
They’re not the first, of course; the post is a response to a hilariously literal Google Mapping of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s early rap classic “Posse On Broadway” — pegged to the street in Seattle, not New York.
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