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Ice Cube Will Neither Confirm Nor Deny That January 20 Was the ‘Good Day’

NEW YORK - AUGUST 18:  Hip-Hop Artist Ice Cube visits fuse Studios on August 18, 2010 in New York City to tape an episode of "Fuse Top 20 Countdown" that will air 8/20/2010.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** O'Shea Jackson

Last Friday, Murk Avenue's Donovan Strain made music-blogging history with a highly scientific post identifying the exact date of Ice Cube's famous "Good Day." Using weather reports, Lakers scores, and the on-air schedule for Yo MTV! Raps, Strain deduced that the exact day in question was January 20, 1992, and to the Internet's eyes (with the exception of this individual, who argues for November 30, 1988), his logic seemed impeccable. But Vulture wanted to be sure — and so we reached out to Ice Cube for comment on this essential piece of pop cultural knowledge with the world. His response, via publicist? "Nice try." Does that mean "Nice try" like, Good job! You almost got it? Or is it a "Nice try" as in, I have no idea, it was twenty years ago, I was drunk and had a lot of pages to answer, but this was a funny idea? His publicist would only add that it's neither a confirmation nor a denial. So January 20 wasn't not a good day, says Ice Cube, and the science still holds up. We continue to believe!

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