These lazy hiphop days, the phrase "the remix" usually means a new verse or a guest cameo's thrown over an old beat. But true remixing is really a fine art - there's a delicate balance to referencing a song while straying enough to make it new. That's something Blackalicious-affiliated Bay Area MC Lyrics Born gets. Same Shit Different Day, a collection of alternate tracks from his dope Later That Day record (and a couple of new joints) is just so damn fresh. Anyone hooked on LB's fluid funk flows needs to hear this new dimension, conceived with hot new beats (and even a Miss Cleo sample) by Dan the Automator, DJ Shadow, DJ Spinna, Morcheeba and Lyrics himself. The guests represent, too - KRS-One and Evidence belittle other rappers with pious fervour on the Pack Up remix, while E-40 and Casual get their regional freak on for the taken-up-a-notch Callin' Out remix.