The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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Ice Cube, 'It Was a Good Day'
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37. Ice Cube, 'It Was a Good Day'

The Predator, 1992

Ice Cube's biggest hit is a ghetto pastorale, forsaking violence to revel in good vibes and a plush Isley Brothers sample. Cube eats a fine breakfast, smokes his homeys on the b-ball court, then smokes some chronic with a hottie and doesn't have to use his AK-47 once. Day: made.

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