Thursday, March 17, 2011

Alicia Keys Grew Up in Hell's Kitchen

While watching the NCAA tournament today, I saw this commercial for the first time:

It starts off with a classic Keys misdirection:
"I grew up in Hell's Kitchen. In one direction there was violence and crime (symbolized by ominous shadows closing in on a hopscotch court) and in the other: THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF BROADWAY!"

Keys chose the latter and went on to create the song "Empire State of Mind". However, what would really kill her, worse than the violence and crime in Hell's Kitchen, is if you didn't hear the song EXACTLY how she intended it. Thankfully, the masterminds at Hewlett Packard have righted this once irreversible wrong much like Dr. Sam Beckett.

While murder, assaults, drug dealing and crime will continue in Hell's Kitchen, its residents now have an opportunity to hear Alicia at her purest. HP will make the song feel brand new and Alicia Keys will inspire you.

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