If my memory serves, this was the video that served as the breakout for director Chris Robinson.
"Uptown Baby" was an unlikely hip-hop anthem based around a Steely Dan sample that made such an airtight case for The Bronx's supremacy as the birthplace of rap music that even a Mets fan would have to give it up.
Ironically, the video itself was shot at the Met's former Queens home, Shea Stadium — a fact that's apparent to anyone from the five boroughs, or a National League city. But it was a hit clip nonetheless, thanks to Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz looking big in the video, a who's who of NYC rap celeb cameos, a sweeping 360° camera move, and, of course, a very hot track.
Alicia Keys has fire on her mind lately — from 'Girl on Fire' to her newest clip, "The Fire We Make.'" Director Chris Robinson takes Alicia and co-star Maxwell to the original home of things getting heated: New Orleans.