Wednesday, 21 July 2010
July's token monthly N.W.A related post
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day remix
Rumour has it that the It Was A Good Day remix from the Check Yo Self remix EP is actually the original version of the song, but Ice Cube shat himself when Dre played him a pre-release version of The Chronic after they'd squashed their beef over the common-ground of their mutual hatred for Jerry Heller sometime around late summer 1992 and realised that his also-upcoming The Predator album didn't have any monster singles to compete with Dre Day, Nuthin' But A G Thang, and Let Me Ride, so he it hastily remixed by DJ Pooh to able able to keep neck-and-neck with Dre as the thenking of Gangsta-Rap. Like I say, this is all mere speculation which has never been officially verified by Cube or Pooh, but the vocals do sound at home on the beat and it seems awfully plausible when you consider that he also had Check Yo Self remixed into something far more accessible.
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
Obviously this was for the best as It Was A Good Day is a perfect Rap song and the biggest single of his career, but I can't help thinking it's a bit of a shame that the (alledged) original version ended up as just another superfluous 12" remix/future remastered cd bonus track when it's a luuurvely beat with those melancholy strings which pulls on your heart tubes as any vaguelly introspective Day-In-The-Life-Of.. Rap song should do, and lord knows Cube could've done with a few more beats like this on an album as patchily produced as Lethal Injection.
Bonus action :
Classic 4 part Eazy-E interview on Howard Stern during the promo-tour for It's On dissing Dre and proposing that he could beat the shit out of him and Snoop at the same time on Howard's New Years PPV, explaining the lyrics to Real Compton City G's to Howard, Robyn, and Jackie, talking about his multiple baby-mommas and when he deems it acceptable to hit a woman, and squirming when Howard invites his white record company stooges into the studio.