There has been some confusion surrounding 50 Cent’s new record “New Day”.
Weeks before the rapper dropped his single, a version with Alicia Keys leaked.
But in an interview with XXL, 50 revealed the song was recorded for Dr. Dre’s “Detox” album.
Switching gears again, this time to the music, how does it work out where you and Alicia Keys both have singles called “New Day” in such close proximity and your version has the same instrumental and her same hook as her earlier release?
The actual track was produced originally for [Dr. Dre's album] The Detox. I was actually recording with Dre for his record and when he played it, it had a chorus that was a little darker. When he sent it to her, Alicia sent it back with “New Day” and it had additional strings on it. He wasn’t sure that he wanted to use it because of creatively where he was at on his project. I was like, ‘I can use that’ because it would be the bright side of what I’m offering in my body of work. He was like, ‘Okay, take it then.’ Obviously, it was a hit. They’re sitting on it and after a while, she recorded additional verses and leaked the record.
Check out the rest of the interview in which Curtis talks about Robert De Niro, G-Unit and more.