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      02-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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1/20/1992: Ice Cube's Good Day, or Was It?

“went to short dogs house,
they was watching Yo MTV
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 Super
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 fuck all night”
beepers weren’t adopted by mobile phone companies until the 1990s. Dates left where mobile beepers were availible to public:
Jan 18 1991
Jan 20 1992
Ice Cube starred in the film “Boyz in 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

LA fact finding frenzy follows discovery of Ice Cube's exact 'Good Day'
Jan. 27, 2012 | By Lisa Brenner

There is officially no mystery left in the universe. This week, the rap riddle of Ice Cube's 1993 LA-centric anthem "It Was a Good Day," was finally solved.

After decades of what we can only assume was rigorous assessment, complex computation, and lots of snacks, the website Murk Avenue made a bold assertion: The exact date of Ice Cube's "Good Day" in LA was... January 20, 1992. National Good Day Day.

Following song cues and clues it was determined to be the only day that Yo MTV Raps was on air, the sky was clear, beepers were in widespread use, the Lakers beat the SuperSonics, and Ice Cube had no planned events.

Naturally, this sparked an inspired online debate among Los Angeles historians and general practice contrarians.

Called into question was the validity of the research, the accuracy of the fact checking, the number of Good Year blimps in the city, almanac weather data for Compton, television lineups, sports stats, electronics usage, Boyz n the Hood production schedules and so forth.

At present, Murk Avenue's claim continues to go undebunked.

Ice Cube Will Neither Confirm Nor Deny That January 20 Was the ‘Good Day’

Last Friday, Murk Avenue's Donovan Strain made music-blogging history with a highly scientific post identifying the exact date of Ice Cube's famous "Good Day." Using weather reports, Lakers scores, and the on-air schedule for Yo MTV! Raps, Strain deduced that the exact day in question was January 20, 1992, and to the Internet's eyes (with the exception of this individual, who argues for November 30, 1988), his logic seemed impeccable. But Vulture wanted to be sure — and so we reached out to Ice Cube for comment on this essential piece of pop cultural knowledge with the world. His response, via publicist? "Nice try." Does that mean "Nice try" like, Good job! You almost got it? Or is it a "Nice try" as in, I have no idea, it was twenty years ago, I was drunk and had a lot of pages to answer, but this was a funny idea? His publicist would only add that it's neither a confirmation nor a denial. So January 20 wasn't not a good day, says Ice Cube, and the science still holds up. We continue to believe!

But maybe Donovan was wrong?
Was Ice Cube’s Good Day Actually November 30, 1988? An Alternate Theory

Last Friday, Murk Avenue's Donovan Strain changed the internet with a rigorously-researched theory: the "good day" of Ice Cube's 1993 classic "It Was a Good Day" took place on January 20, 1992. But did he get some facts wrong? Mike B. of Lahatiel enters the most important intellectual debate of the 21st century with a new hypothesis: Ice Cube's good day was November 30, 1988.

November 30, 1988 was one of the dates originally proposed by Strain, but dismissed because (Strain claims) beepers weren't available at the time. But Mike B. says they were — and, combining that new knowledge with extensive and rigorous cross-checking against Cube's personal life and Fatburger's opening hours, stakes his reputation on 11/30/1988:

Cube started dated Kimberly Woodruff (his still-current wife) in the summer of ‘88, before any of the those final four dates. He's famous for having always been a loyal one-woman man, who always went home to Kim and his family rather than partying after shows, so we can assume he's talking about the same Kim. But the lyric in question goes: "I got a beep from Kim, and she can **** all night," which comes after the mention that he'd been trying to **** her since the twelfth grade. Now, I can see Cube spitting those lines about a day that happened while the two were just dating - but after she was already his fiancee and the mother of his child? I just don't think so. Certainly not about a day in January ‘91, when Kim was eight months pregnant! And highly unlikely for January ‘92 either, when their firstborn was one year old and they'd be married later that same year. And the final nail in January 20, 1992 coffin is…

We know that in ‘88 and ‘89, Cube still lived at home with his mom - the lack of cash-flow he saw from NWA, forcing him to stay at home, was part of what lead to him leaving the group. But Cube got into an argument with Priority Records five days after his first son's birth in Feb. ‘91 over his not getting paid an advance on his solo album - an advance with which he planned to get a house for himself, Kim, and their child. The argument lead to his smashing up the Priority offices with an aluminum baseball bat, which in return lead to his getting his advance. Thus, even if we assume a month or two before he actually cashed a check from the label, a couple months to get moving on a house hunt, a month or two of actual house-hunting, a month to close escrow, and a couple weeks to get settled in, we can also safely say that by Jan. 20, 1992, Ice Cube was no longer living with his mom, dropping Kim off somewhere after he'd ****ed her.

Of course, one thing the new theory (like the Strain Hypothesis) can't account for is the Goodyear blimp: did it really say "Ice Cube's a Pimp"? I hate to say it, but we may have to face the idea that Ice Cube exaggerated his "good day" — or even, dare I say it, made it up completely. Perish the thought.

And, can't forget this:

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