R&B superstar Robin Thicke takes some time out to big up Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” Robin Thicke dropped one of the most underrated albums of 2009, but in the opening months of the new decade, Sex Therapy has been catching on. Thicke’s latest single “Rollacoasta” is one of the best R&B jams on the radio right now (mostly because it sounds like mid-period Prince). In fact, all of Sex Therapy pounds — especially “Meiplé,” Thicke’s collaboration with Jay-Z. Of course, Thicke isn’t just a Jigga collaborator — he’s also a big fan.
“The last album I downloaded was Jay-Z’s album, which is amazing,” Thicke told MTV News. “[‘Empire State Of Mind‘] is an immediate classic for the rest of time — just like Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York.’ It’s a new generation getting to feel the streets of New York the way he described it.” Thicke is about to hit the road as the opening act on Alicia Keys’ tour, and the singer thinks that secret weapon in “Empire State Of Mind” is none other than Keys’ chorus. “With Alicia’s booming voice, we all feel inspired. We feel like we could conquer and do anything when those two say it.”
Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy (Live At Jimmy Kimmel)