Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Photos, Video: Ice Cube Rides Goodyear Blimp That Says 'Today Is A Good Day'

Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

Today is a good day for the South L.A. kids of charity group A Place Called Home. As part of a fundraiser to donate money to the nonprofit in conjunction with Goodyear, Ice Cube is riding a blimp emblazoned with the words "ICE CUBE SAYS TODAY IS A GOOD DAY" over the skies of L.A. today.

Here's an Instagram video showing the Goodyear Blimp in motion with the text scrolling in red:

Jon Barco and Andy Dao had launched the "Good Day Blimp" project to raise $25,000 for A Place Called Home's at-risk kids in hopes that they could get Goodyear to write "Ice Cube's a Pimp" all over it. (It has to do with Ice Cube's 1993 hit song, "It Was a Good Day.") Ice Cube and Goodyear then jumped on board, but looks like Barco and Dao didn't quite get the exact phrase they were looking for. But hey, looks like they still did good for A Place Called Home.

Support for LAist comes from

This all coincides with the rapper's "It Was a Good Day" track which stand-up comedian Donovan Strain calculated as Jan. 20, 1992 as being Ice Cube's perfect day that inspired the track. Turns out Strain was there for the blimp launch today as well:

Here's Ice Cube signing one of those huge checks (reminiscent of the Publisher's Clearing House type) for the charity:

Support for LAist comes from

A photo of the rapper staring off into the distance at his blimp:

And some more photos of the "iconic airship," as Goodyear calls it:

Support for LAist comes from

Ice Cube's A Pimp: Goodyear Blimp Offers To Celebrate His 'Good Day'
Blogger Pinpoints the 'Good Day' that Inspired Ice Cube