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Newport State of Mind is internet hit

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A version of Jay-Z's Empire State of Mind rewritten to pay tribute to Newport has become an internet hit attracting more than 900,000 views.

One of the writers Leo Sloley told Jamie Owen and Lisa Rogers on BBC Radio Wales it was just made as a joke by a group of friends.

Leo, who works in advertising, said he was surprised the video directed MJ Delaney had become so popular so suddenly.

Alex Warren performs a Jay-Z style rap celebrating Newport's attractions and a range of Welsh icons while Terema Wainwright takes the role of Alicia Keys in the chorus.

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