Straight Outta Compton Celebrates The Day The Bad Guys Won

Director F. Gary Gray’s group-endorsed new N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton brings us back to a time when hip-hop didn’t yet dominate popular culture. Now that rap has long been at the forefront of pop music, it’s easy to forget that in the 1980s, the form wasn’t just new but also novel, an outsider’s music not yet… »8/13/15 12:56pm

Ice Cube Ruins It For Everyone, Says There Was No One Particular "Good Day"

Back in January, we brought you two competing theories about the origins of Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day." One intrepid blogger argued persuasively that Cube's good day was January 20, 1992. But another blogger debunked his case and brought in evidence from Behind the Music. He determined that Cube's good day was… »3/05/12 1:10pm