Do you believe in good days?
Back on January 20th 1992, Ice cube woke up in the morning, thanked god, and thought his day seemed kinda odd. Little did he know that it was going to be a good day.
If you listen to even the smallest bit of hip hop, you know how the influential Ice Cube became one of the forefathers, with his aggressive, ear-punching bars. Little did he know when he slowed things down for “It was a good day”, he was going to create a timeless song that would still get played 22 years later.
Let’s jump in to why I’m even talking about the 22nd anniversary of a song.
In the 3rd verse, Ice Cube says
No helicopter looking for a murder
2 in the morning, got the Fatburger
Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp
And it read “Ice Cube’s a Pimp”
As a way to celebrate the 22nd anniversary, a group got together and started a crowd-funding project The Good Day Blimp to give kids from the “A Place Called Home” Foundation $25,000 and a chance to have a good day. Not to mention, Ice cubes dream coming true, getting “Ice Cube It’s a Good Day” on the side of a GoodYear blimp. “Ice Cube’s a Pimp” would have been way cooler, but I suppose because the kids were involved its okay.
GoodYear recognized the campaign and wrote a letter to Ice Cube.
So since the campaign was a success, this past Monday, The GoodYear flew a blimp over South Central LA with himself and the kids from the “A Place Called Home” foundation aboard.
Ice Cube speaks about everything:
“I knew this song had legs when we did it, and it’s actually my most popular song,” said Cube. “I never knew that 20 years later, people would still be this interested in the song and the lyrics, and that the song would do something this special for some good kids.”