2016 Pemberton Music Festival

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25 years ago today Ice Cube wrote the song “Today Was A Good Day”.

According to Wikipedia, Ice Cube originally recorded a demo of the track in his home studio and went on to record the album version in Los Angeles at Echo Sound Studios during 1992, and it was one of the first ideas for the album sessions. He Cube commented on the concept behind the song.

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?’

Since writing the song in 1992, the song has become one of the greatest in hip-hop history.

Relive the original “Today Was A Good Day” music video below: