NEW YORK (CONCEPT DE PARIS) – Jay-Z ft Gil Scott-Heron
“New-York (Concept De Paris)” is a collaboration between rapper Jay-Z and poet-musician Gil Scott-Heron. The song is a reworking of Scott-Heron’s classic spoken-word piece “New York Is Killing Me,” with Jay-Z adding his own verses about the struggles and triumphs of growing up from his hit single “New-York”. The track was produced by Jay-Z and debuted during a rare public performance on April 14, 2023, at an event sponsored by the Louis Vuitton Foundation and Tiffany & Co in Paris.
The track features a mix of Scott-Heron’s soulful vocals and Jay-Z’s slick rhymes. “New York (Concept De Paris)” is a tribute to the city that has inspired and shaped both artists, and celebrates its resilience and diversity.