Vast Aire is from the galaxy of Harlem. Karniege is from the galaxy of Brooklyn. They Collided in Washington Irving Highschool and formed a decade long aliance that would lead to a freindship in life and partnership in mic wrecking. Empire State was shaped over a three year period, it unravels a unique perspective, documenting not only personal change between the two emcees but also the changes in the streets of New York City. From Poverty, to the September 11th attacks, to the abuse of Hip Hop culture in general, Empire State stands strong as a snapshot of the city. This Album is the voice of a city that never sleeps being recited by emcees who should never be slept on.