The Internet had itself a good time a couple months ago when a couple particularly enterprising West Coast rap fans used their powers of deduction to surmise the exact date that O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson was rapping about in his famous 1993 smooth jam "It Was a Good Day." Donovan Strain of Murk Avenue cross-referenced weather reports with airings of Yo! MTV Raps and NBA matchups between the Lakers and the Supersonics and concluded that the day that Cube had been waxing rhapsodic about must have been January 20, 1992. Meanwhile, Lahatiel of the Pandemonium Tumblr disagreed, pointing out anachronisms in Murk's proposed date and insisting the day that Cube was referring to must have actually been Nov. 30th, 2008.
Clearly, we needed the man himself to settle this debate once and for all, and Moviefone (of all places) called on O'Shea to issue the tiebreaker. But rather than declare a victor, Cube called bunk on the entire discussion:
It's a fictional song. It's basically my interpretation of what a great day would be. Do you know what I'm saying? So, you know, it's a little of this and a little of that. I don't think you can pinpoint the day.
Oh great, Cube, thanks. I guess now you're also saying that we shouldn't try to figure out who Phil Collins wouldn't lend a hand to if they were drowning, or what man Johnny Cash once shot in Reno just to watch him die, or what stacked-in-the-back guy really makes Salt-n-Pepa want to shoop. In fact, why bother listening to pop lyrics at all, if it's all just lies?
Of course, Ice Cube does give The Internet the minorest of consolations, allowing that he thinks he "had a good day on both of those days" proposed by Murk Avenue and Pandemonium. Harumph.
'Tresses' explores natural-hair care here natural hair blogs
The Philadelphia Tribune May 21, 2004 | Booker, Bobbi Booker, Bobbi Philadelphia Tribune, The 05-21-2004 Veteran hair designer Diane Da Costa believes natural hair texture can be more exciting than chemically processed hair. De Costa, the hairstylists of choice for Lauryn Hill, Blair Underwood, Lenny Kravitz and dozens of other celebrities, believes the maintenance of textured hair still remains a mystery to many. That is why she's joined with Paula T. Renfroe and written "Textured Tresses: The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining and Styling Natural Hair" (Fireside, $15).
"Loving your hair texture will enable you to try all textured hairstyles, providing you with versatility and options. Texture is the surface look or feel of something; the distinctive identifying characteristics," Da Costa says. "Textured hair allows you flexibility, versatility and options."
Textured hairstyles like locs, braids, twists, cornrows and knots are all the rage, adorning the heads of celebrities, athletes and everyday folk now more than ever before. In a thorough step-by-step guide, Da Costa describes how to achieve today's most exciting and popular styles. "Textured Tresses" deals with the future of growing hair trends and even recommends techniques for creating texture on straight or relaxed hair. here natural hair blogs
As the former owner of Dyaspora Salon Spa, the leading natural-hair care salon in New York, Da Costa has been at the forefront of the contemporary natural-hair movement for 15 years. She was the first hair editor of Honey magazine and her styles have been featured in Sophisticates, Black Hair, Vibe and Essence magazines.
"I've consulted with Diane numerous times regarding different hairstyles," says actor Blair Underwood in the book's forward. "She has been a reliable source of knowledge and insight."
Packed throughout with photos, illustrations and special celebrity sections, "Textured Tresses" is a must-have whether you already twist, coil, loc or want to learn how to begin.
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