Tim Stack
September 14, 2010 AT 06:45 PM EDT

The Glee season two premiere is a week away but the first song off the episode has leaked: a New Directions’ cover of Jay-Z’s and Alicia Keys’ blockbuster hit “Empire State of Mind.” Artie (Kevin McHale), Finn (Cory Monteith), and Puck (Mark Salling) appear to be tackling much of the rapping while the rest of the glee club, particularly Mercedes (Amber Riley), handle Keys’ incredible chorus. Listen below…

What do you think Music Mix-ers? Is this a cover Jay-Z would approve? Or reject?

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