Exact Date of Ice Cube’s “Good Day” Identified

Written by Sketch the Journalist. Posted in Awesome, Gumbo, Hip-Hop 101


Published on January 29, 2012 with No Comments

We love rap nerds.

Especially when someone like Donovan Strain posts the results of his scientific investigation to determine the exact date of Ice Cube’s “Good Day.” Sadly, we just missed an opportunity to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Here’s the breakdown:

“went to Short Dog’s house,they was watching Yo MTV RAPS”
Yo MTV RAPS first aired: Aug 6th 1988
Ice Cubes single “Today Was a Good Day” released on: Feb 23, 1993
”The Lakers beat the SuperSonics”
Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6, 1988 and the release of the single FEBRUARY 23 1993 where the Lakers beat the Super Sonics:
Nov 11 1988    114-103
Nov 30 1988    110-106
Apr    4 1989    115-97
Apr  23 1989    121-117
Jan  17 1990    100-90
Feb  28 1990    112-107
Mar  25 1990    116-94
Apr  17  1990    102-101
Jan  18  1991    105-96
Mar  24  1991    113-96
Apr  21  1991    103-100
Jan  20  1992    116-110
Dates of those Laker wins over SuperSonics where it was a clear day with “no smog”:
Nov 30 1988
Apr   4  1989
Jan 18  1991
Jan 20  1992
“Got a beep from Kim, and she can f–k all night”
Beepers weren’t adopted by mobile phone companies until the 1990s.
Dates left where mobile beepers were available to public:
Jan 18 1991
Jan 20 1992
Ice Cube starred in the film “Boyz N The Hood” that released late summer of 1991, but was being filmed mid-late 1990 early 1991 and Ice Cube was busy on set filming the movie Jan 18, 1991 – too busy to be lounging around the streets with no plans.
Ladies and Gentlemen..The ONLY day where:
Yo MTV Raps was on air
It was a clear and smogless day
Beepers were commercially sold
Lakers beat the SuperSonics
and Ice Cube had no events to attend was…
JANUARY 20 1992
National Good Day Day

Kudos to Donovan Strain. Check out his Tumblr Murk Avenue for more hijinx.


Sketch the Journalist

Sketch the Journalist is a freelance writer living in the thriving country metropolis of Cut-N-Shoot, Texas. Down with gospel rap since Stephen Wiley’s “Bible Break” in 1986, he has chewed, reviewed, and interviewed most of Christian hip hop’s major players. He authors the Jesus Muzik blog for the Houston Chronicle's Belief website.

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