Watch: Ice Cube, the Roots perform “It Was a Good Day” on Jimmy FallonBy Ru Johnson | June 20th, 2013 | No Comments »
On Wednesdayâ€™s episode of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” Ice Cube performed his classic anthem, â€śIt Was a Good Day,â€ť backed by the Roots. Cubeâ€™s voice is as searing as ever as he knocked down the clean version of his verses with precision, inserting shout outs to ?uestLove along the way.
Jimmy Fallon even gets a mention when Ice Cube used the host’s name instead of his own for the line about the Good Year Blimp. An already great song, â€śIt Was a Good Dayâ€ť gets a boost in this live version with the Roots emphasizing the Isley Brothers’ sample.
Ice Cube is arguably one of the greatest rappers to pick up a microphone, and most certainly one of the most influential artists to represent the west coast. Cube is currently touring with De La Soul, LL Cool J and Public Enemy for the Kings of the Mic tour.
Watch Ice Cube and the Roots perform “It Was a Good Day” below:
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