As we mentioned when the 30-second snippet dropped, this song is basically a minor re-working of Keys’ Swizz Beatz-produced single of the same name that dropped earlier this year. This is the second time Fif has done this recently, as “Be My Bitch” from his 5: Murder By Numbers freebie was also originally someone else’s song that he just put his own rhymes over. Pretty lazy move there, Fif.
Fortunately, Fif’s version of “New Day” is still hitting, even though I kinda like AK’s version better. And with Dre finally reappearing on wax with recent cameos on Kendrick Lamar‘s “The Recipe,” Rick Ross‘ “Three Kings” and now this, might we finally be close to feasting our ears on the mythical Detox album?
Yeah, I doubt it, too. But you’ve gotta admit — it was worth the reach, right?
Check out “New Day” below. Street King Immortal drops in November.