Finding the exact date of the day Ice Cube refers to in his classic song “Today Was A Good Day”
“Went to Short Dog’s house,
They was watching Yo MTV RAPS”
Yo MTV RAPS first aired:
Aug 6th 1988
Ice Cube’s single Today Was A Good Day was 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 SuperSonics:
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 Lakers won 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 available 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 to was…
JANUARY 20, 1992
National Good Day Day
"Straight rappers about to hate me cuz I’m so good at this
Got ‘em looking like a 404 page error glitch
Mad cuz I writing tough raps with my limp wrist. Haa"
Le1f (via sinidentidades)
I want to talk about a great thing happening in NYC. There is an emergence of rappers in that city representing a smorgasbord of creeds and colours, possibly the most exciting being the emergence of gay/bi/queer/transgender rappers.
This is exciting to me on a few different levels: first, that this indicates increasing acceptance and embracing of non-heteronormative culture/lifestyle; second, it’s happening in probably one of the most homophobic/heteronormatie genres of music to date - Rap; and finally, that these guys/gals are f*****g killing it.
Case and point, rapper Mykki Blanco (female alterego of Mikey Quattlebaum Jr) - I had a chance to see him in Montreal and he took everyone there to a different place; tuff, grimey, raw are all words that come to mind. Other rappers making waves outside the hetero-norm are New York natives LE1F (Peep Dark York Below) and Zebra Katz (peep the Champagne Mix below). With producers like Brenmar, 5kinandbone5, Tom Richman, and NguzuNguzu getting behind the decks on many tracks here, you really can’t go wrong.
This is an exciting time for club rap and dance music. Check out Mykki Blanco’s latest video for Wavvy below.
For whatever reason I’ve been listening to the radio a lot lately.
Usually I’m on NPR or KPFA but more often now it’s KMEL or 94.9. These are the “urban” hip hop/pop/party stations.
And that’s the music phase I’m in right now.
And I can’t believe how repetitive mainstream radio is. I’ve hear that “swagging all day” song at least 2x, probably three, in the last 90 minutes or so. Sometimes they play older stuff, but they’ve played “Hypnotize” at least five or six times in the last week. No other Biggie. Just hypnotize. And I’m glad to hear some local Bay shit but it’s just “Function” over and over and OVER. Like twice an hour at least.
I guess this is common knowledge but I never knew how crazy this was. I need to find myself an iPhone dock or something.