If you don't relate to some if not all of this song, you aren't truly from the 732.

Nico Araco and Kyle Wolf make up the 'The Empire Project.' The Matawan High School graduates nailed life at the Jersey Shore with "Garden State of Mind." They wrote and released the song in 2016, but the song showed up today while I was going down the YouTube vortex.

When you watch you will spot Asbury Park, Seaside Heights, and many other hotspots.

These friends were able to nail our lives in a three and a half minute song with lyrics like:

"You drive too slow on the Parkway you get the birdie, the limits 65 why you doin' 30?"

"When we drive, we're always in a hurry."

"I don't wanna lose my cool again, but if you don't know what a Wawa is or what pork roll is, it's better we just don't be friends."

"Put your hands in the air if you pump your fists and not your gas."

The Empire Project is still making music. Even though the duo rap they are "keeping their feet planted in the 732," they've taken a trip to Alaska for their latest release. Follow them on Instagram for the very latest from these two talented Jersey-grown musicians.

If you don't relate to at least ten Jersey truths that are mentioned in this song, we can't be friends. Just kidding!

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