The 50 Best Storytelling Rap Songs

24. Ice Cube "It Was A Good Day" (1993)

Album: The Predator
Producer: DJ Pooh
Label: Ruthless Records

The day Ice Cube rehashes over DJ Pooh's silky smooth Isley Brothers loop on "It Was a Good Day" was a really fucking good day: he gets laid, scores a triple double in a pick up game, runs a red light in front of the cops without getting stopped, skirts past a rival crew without incident, wins a big game of craps, chills with Too $hort, parties without puking, and finishes with a late night trip to Fatburger. His luck is too good to be believed, but that didn't stop people from trying to triangulate exactly what day in history he was talking about: January 20th, 1992.

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