Alicia Keys featuring Nicki Minaj “Girl on Fire (Inferno Version),” Girl on Fire (2012)


50 Cent featuring Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys "New Day," Street King Immortal (2012)

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Swizz Beatz featuring Alicia Keys “International Party” (2011)

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Kanye West (Keys provided background vocals) “All of the Lights,” My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

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Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind," The Blueprint 3 (2009)

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Alicia Keys featuring Nas “A Woman's Worth (Remix),” Songs in A Minor Deluxe Edition (2011)

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Alicia Keys featuring Mos Def, Common, Damian Marley & Friends "Love It or Leave It Alone/Welcome to Jamrock" Unplugged (2005)

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Alicia Keys featuring Nas and Rakim "Streets of New York," The Diary of Alicia Keys UK Edition (2003)

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Eve featuring Alicia Keys “Gangsta Lovin'," Eve-Olution (2002)

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Nas featuring Alicia Keys “Warrior Song,” God’s Song (2002)

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Angie Stone featuring Alicia Keys and Eve "Brotha Part II," Mahogany Soul (2001)

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Alicia Keys featuring Busta Rhymes and Rampage "Fallin' (Extended Remix),” Songs in A Minor UK Edition (2001)

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Alicia Keys' 12 Best Rap Collaborations

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This week, Alicia Keys dropped her latest album, Girl on Fire. The New York native has been a favorite of rappers and hip-hop heads since exploding onto music's main stage with her 2001 debut, Songs in A Minor, but she rarely collaborates with rhymeslingers. This year, though, she's worked with two of the game's biggest, in Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent, and can often be seen (with good reason) alongside her husband, hip-hop hitmaker Siwzz Beatz. In honor of the new album, XXL takes a look at Alicia Keys' 12 Best Rap Collaborations.