Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Play World Series; Rapper Chats With Phillies

 Rapper Jay-Z and Alicia Keys will perform their hit song “Empire State of Mind” this Wednesday (October 28) when the New York Yankees take on the Philadelphia Phillies during the World Series.

The New Yorkers will perform the track at Yankee Stadium for Game 1 of the World Series verse the Philadelphia Phillies.

The rapper called the upcoming performance a “once in a lifetime” opportunity and “thanked the lord” for making him a “Yankee.” New York defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 in Game 6 of the American League Championship series last night (October 25).

On Friday (October 23) before, Jay-Z performed in Philadelphia,- where the New York-bred emcee paid tribute to Philadelphia and the Eagles’ new quarterback, Michael Vick.

A number of Philadelphia Phillies were backstage chatting with Jay-Z prior to his performance, including shortstop Jimmy Rollins and first baseman Ryan Howard in addition to the Eagles’ Desean Jackson.