“New Day,” by 50 Cent, featuring Alicia Keys and Dr. Dre was originally supposed to be on Dr. Dre’s scrapped album DETOX but it ended up as the single off 50 Cent’s vaulted album, titled Street King Immortal. The song was released in 2012, was produced by Dr. Dre and Swizz Beatz and Eminem mixed the verses. Dre’s verse was also written by Royce Da 5’9″.
In an interview with Complex magazine, 50 Cent said: “Dr. Dre originally produced “New Day” for Detox and sent it with a chorus that was written by Ester Dean. It had the chorus that she wrote and he sent it to Alicia Keys, and Alicia re-wrote it and sent it back with the “New Day” vocals. And because she sat on the production for so long, they revisited it. Swizz Beatz re-produced the record, did everything over originally and they ended up putting the song out. So you heard “New Day” released as a full Alicia Keys song before you heard the version of it that was a 50 Cent record featuring Dr. Dre.”
In the song, 50 Cent gives shout out to Eminem and Dre: “I got to win, Em watch and Dre watch and my son watching, F**k that, losing ain’t an option.” Fiddy explained those lines in Genius video annotation which you can check out here.
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