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Date of Ice Cube's 'Good Day' Called into Question

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Last week, blogger Donovan Strain put forth a theory that rocked the internet: he claimed to have figured out the date referenced in Ice Cube's 1993 hit, "It Was A Good Day." Strain's theory was the result of an exhaustive search that included looking up everything from weather reports to Lakers' schedules, and ultimately turned up the date January 20, 1992.

But now -- and perhaps unsurprisingly -- that date is being called into question. New York Magazine's culture blog, Vulture, put a call in to Cube for confirmation, and all he would say -- through a publicist, no less -- was "Nice try." Vulture speculates as to what this response could possibly mean:

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?

At this rate, we may never know.