(AllHipHop News) While it may be good to take it for what it’s worth, Ice Cube’s hit song, “It Was a Good Day” has proven to be anything but simple for anyone trying to take its lyrics to heart.
Speaking with The Huffington Post, the rapper/actor revealed the basis for his Isley Brothers-sampled tune, saying his “good day” was nothing more than a made up account of a what would make for a good 24 hours.
“You know -- it's a song. It's a fictional song. It's basically my interpretation of what a great day would be. Do you know what I'm saying?” Cube confessed. “So, you know, it's a little of this and a little of that. I don't think you can pinpoint the day."
Ice Cube’s comments come amid speculation on what specific day his song references. According to Donovan Strain, a blogger on www.murkavenue.tumblr.com, January 20, 1992, is the day the entertainer recalled when thinking about his mom cooking “a breakfast with no hog,” the Lakers beating the Supersonics, getting a beep from “a girl I wanna dig out,” weather with no smog, and nobody he knew getting killed in South Central L.A.
That day was later disputed by another blogger, who concluded on that November 30, 1988, was Ice Cube’s “good day.” Despite the debate, the rap veteran, who had heard about the talk surrounding the day in question, admits that it “could have been all of those days.”
The response is a step up from the statement the lyricist issued in January through his publicist in response to the inquiries. Media sources report that Cube’s publicist relayed the rap star's reaction, which was summarized with “Nice try” for even trying to figure out what specific day was at the center of the tune.
Ice Cube’s insight into “It Was a Good Day” was made while promoting his upcoming film, a big screen version of the classic ‘80s television show, 21 Jump Street. The action comedy, which also stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, is slated to hit theaters on March 16.