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

Neither Jay nor Kanye had become a father yet when they wrote “New Day,” a song in which each rapper takes a verse to imagine how he’ll raise his son someday. As it happens, they both had daughters first – Blue Ivy was already on the way by the time Watch The Throne was released. But now they both also have sons, and Jay knows that it’s Sir Carter he was talking to when he wrote, “Sins of a father make your life ten times harder/I just wanna take you to a barber/Bondin’ on charters, all of the shit that I never did.”