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Newport State Of Mind for single release?

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James McLaren James McLaren | 10:09 UK time, Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The YouTube phenomenon Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind), which at the time of writing has had over 1.5 million views, may be released as a single next month, with some proceeds going to charity.

Speaking to The Western Mail, Terema Wainwright, who took the Alicia Keys role in the spoof of Empire State Of Mind, said, "We have got a meeting with Universal Records about the possibility of signing a contract and that is incredible - I'm still pinching myself."

Alex Warren, Jay-Z in the video, said, "I know the aim is to get it out as soon as possible".

A portion of the profits generated from sales of the single will go to Newport Mind, the mental health charity.

Wainwright, Warren and the band will be appearing at the reopening of the Newport Transporter Bridge this Friday.

Been under a rock? Watch the video on YouTube (contains strong language).

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