Drunk As Hell But No Throwin’ Up
Half Way Home And My Pager Still Blowin’ Up
Today I Didn’t Even Have To Use My A.K.
I Gotta Say It Was A Good Day
-Ice Cube, “It was a good day.”
Long before starring in slightly emasculated roles for Disney, Ice Cube was a former member of N.W.A and widely considered to be one of the godfathers of Gangsta Rap. In 1993, Cube released a single called It Was a Good Day, which turned out to be his most well-known song and his most successful. Recorded in 92, it was a rare, sunnier side of Cube, celebrating a day where nobody he knew got killed, excelling at a game of basketball, winning at craps and bones, getting high, not getting harassed by the LAPD and engaging in sexual intercourse. In short, it truly was a good day. But what day, exactly, is Ice Cube commemorating?
The question that’s plagued the worldwide scientific community for low these past 19 years (!) may finally have an answer. According to Donovan Strain of Murk Avenue;
“The ONLY day where: Yo! MTV Raps was on air, it was a clear and smogless day in Los Angeles, beepers or pagers were commercially sold, Lakers beat the SuperSonics, and Ice Cube had no events to attend was January 20th, 1992.”
Finally the riddle wrapped inside the puzzle wrapped inside the enigma of a blunt has been solved.