Billy Eichner, a comedian and Friend-of-Tablet-Magazine, was inspired by Jay-Z’s anthem, “New York State of Mind,” to write a similar tribute to the site of his childhood: the New World shtetl of Forest Hills, Queens. Substituting for Alicia Keys as the female background vocalist is Rachel Dratch, of Saturday Night Live fame.
So I got bar mitzvahed
And though I didn’t wanna
The theme of my bar mitzvah party
“This is my ode to young Jews in NYC and all over the world,” Eichner told us. Enjoy!