Rapper Ice Cube is the author of the song “It Was a Good Day.”
It was made available on February 23, 1993, as the follow-up single to his third solo album, The Predator.
The song reached its highest position on the UK Charts at No. 27, as well as No. 7 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list.
The track became Ice Cube’s highest-charting single to date on the Billboard Hot 100 when it peaked at No. 15.
“It Was a Good Day” was named No. 81 on About.com’s Top 100 Greatest Rap Songs of All Time, No. 77 on VH1’s Top 100 Greatest Songs of the 1990s, No. 36 on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time, and No. 352 on the magazine’s Top 500 Best Songs of All Time.
On VH1’s list of the 100 best hip-hop tracks, the song was voted number 28 in 2008.