The 100 Best Kanye West Songs

39. Kanye West & Jay-Z "New Day" (2011)

Album: Watch The Throne
Producer: Kanye West, RZA, Mike Dean, Ken Lewis
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, Def Jam


This Nina Simone-sampling track found Kanye and Hov in a somber mood, reflecting on their past lives and envisioning a future where they had children. Kanye dropped a few bombshells, admitting he just wanted his son to be a Republican who never spoke out of turn on TV—lest he go through the same trials and tribulations that made Kanye the man he is today. Meanwhile, the record paid homage to Raekwon's legendary Only Built 4 Cuban Linx by shouting out the song's producer on the hook, "Me and the RZA connect." Clearly, Yeezy is good but Wu-Tang is for the children!

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