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'Empire State of Mind' Spike Lee 9/11 commercial

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Spike Lee has made me love “Empire State of Mind” again. I was so over the Jay Z-Alicia Keys song two years ago when the New York Yankees co-opted it for their run at (and subsequent win) the 2009 World Series. While it was the perfect anthem for the time, you just couldn’t escape the song. But I have to tell you, Spike Lee’s State Farm commercial, which used children singing the song and paying tribute to NYC firemen, has made me smile and tear up just about every time I saw/heard it this weekend.  And now I can’t get enough. Take a look: