The have been blasting Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" during their playoff run. Now, the team is having the rap king perform the song live to kick off Game 1 of the .
Jay-Z and fellow New Yorker Alicia Keys are set to perform the hit on Wednesday (Oct. 28), as the Yankees take on defending World Series champs, the .
In an interview Monday, Jay-Z was excited about the performance, and said: "Thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee."
He calls the opportunity a "once in a lifetime experience."
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