Every Neighborhood Should Get Its Own ‘Empire State of Mind’


Billy Eichner, the energetic host of the hilarious Creation Nation comedy show, has crafted his own interpretation of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.” Instead of a vague paean to the diversity and wonder of the city, this version is a very specific ode to the sameness and banality of Forest Hills, Queens. It features Rachel Dratch in the siren role Alicia Keys plays in the original version. Our favorite line? “Hated playing sports, I preferred the mall/ you’re not good at basketball just because you’re tall!” Truer words were never said. Listening, Dad?