Ice Cube‘s Track “It was a good day” was his second single from his third solo LP entitled “The Predator” that was released in 1992 on Priority Records. ”It was a good day” is one of Ice Cube‘s most recognised tracks and the single was also released in 1992 during the height of the west coast rap invasion. In the UK charts the single peaked at number 27 which at the time was a major breakthrough for a hardcore hip hop artist like Ice Cube and I’m sure for some younger generations of hip hop listeners this would have been one of the first times that they got to hear Ice Cube. In the USA “It was a good day” peaked at number 7 on the Billboard R&B/Hip hop chart which again for Ice Cube who just a couple of years previous had made songs like “Turn off the Radio” was a major breakthrough for a hardcore hip hop artist. The music break (or sample loop) in the track itself is taken from a record called “Footsteps in the dark“ by The Isley Brothers.
Ice Cube “It was a good day”
The Isley Brother track “Footsteps in the dark” is taken from their LP entitled “Go for your guns” which was released in 1977 on T-Neck Records. “Footsteps in the dark” was also included on the B-side to the 7″ single “Groove with you” that reached number 16 in the R&B singles chart the same year. ”Footsteps in the dark“ can be heard below and carries a somewhat classic soul vibe typical of the Isley Brothers during this stage of their musical career.
The Isley Brothers “Footsteps in the dark”
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