Slow and Steady Hip Hop
"Day by Day" is carried by its beautifully mastered, minimal, fat drum beat and crystal clear lyricism. Whoever did the mixing for this track got it perfect...you can almost hear the crackle of vinyl in the background and the snares hit full and loud. CotyNo matches this with a graceful-yet-hard rapping style that fits into his beat perfectly, and augmented by a nice little hook created by a male and female vocal harmony. CotyNo rhymes about a wide variety of topics tied into the familiar struggles of life-- including domestic problems and addiction-- and returning to the theme of taking it all "day by day." This is an exceptionally fine bit of hip-hop from beginning to end.
"Day By Day" would be an excellent theme song for A documentary about the streets
The most impressive instrumental/vocal performance in this recording is The mastering