That's What's Up

Album: Non-album single (2017)


  • Alicia Keys celebrated her 36th birthday on January 25, 2017 by releasing this tranquil, minimalist song via her SoundCloud account.

    I want to thank you Lord
    For all of the love, yeah
    Time after time
    You lifted me Up
    Lord knows, you never let me down
    Now that's what's up

    Keys feels blessed with a wonderful life that includes her devoted husband Swizz Beatz, and their sons Egypt and Genesis.
  • The first verse comes directly from Kanye West's Life of Pablo tune "Low Lights." Keys then adds her own lyrics to a similar beat. Both songs sample Kings of Tomorrow's 2004 track "So Alive."


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