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Interesting facts and trivia about It Was A Good Day. By Songfacts®.

The song was meant to be a contrast to the other songs on Ice Cube's album, The Predator, which was recorded in the wake of the LA Riots of 1992. According to Cube, "The inspiration was my life at the time... I was at the top of the rap game. It was the summer of '92 and I was in a hotel room, really in a state of euphoria. I had all the money I had dreamed of. I was in a good frame of mind. And I remember thinking, 'Okay, there's been the riots, people know I will deal with that. That's a given. But I rap all this gangsta stuff – what about all the good days I had?"

The song's music video is the first half of a two-part series. It is the prelude to the video for "Check Yo Self," which depicts Ice Cube being arrested in front of his home and being sent to prison.

The song is exactly 4:20 in length, an allusion to the song's depiction of hedonistic activity (specifically, marijuana use).

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of It Was A Good Day.
4/4Time Signature


The album It Was A Good Day is released on.

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The record label that has released It Was A Good Day.
Priority Records
© 2015 Priority Records LLC
℗ 1992 Priority Records LLC

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