Ice Cube achieves first track with 1 billion Spotify streams
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Ice Cube achieves first track with 1 billion Spotify streams

Crenshaw emcee Ice Cube has recently reached a milestone in his career as one of his legendary tracks has officially surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. The 1993 single, ‘It Was A Good Day’, is his first to break this record.

On December 18th, music statistics company Chart Data revealed that the iconic song, which samples the Isley Brothers, passed the 1billion mark and congratulated the emcee. However, the former N.W.A. lyricist has yet to respond.

The 1993 track from Ice Cube’s album, The Predator,  peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the artist’s highest-charting single to date. It also reached number seven on the Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs chart.

In other Ice Cube news, it has been announced that the LA rhymer will be honoured by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame with the inaugural Ice Cube Impact Award for his involvement in the sport.

In a statement, the BIG3 basketball company revealed they are awarding Cube with the award for his “extraordinary contributions to the world of basketball, his unparalleled passion for the game and his unwavering commitment to encouraging crucial dialogues surrounding inclusivity, equal opportunity, and racial and social justice while contributing to initiatives focused on education and community development.”

They continued, “The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Award named in my honour is truly remarkable, and words alone can’t express my gratitude for this recognition from such a prestigious organization.”

The statement concluded Ice Cube recently responded to the award, stating, “Having an award bearing my name only intensifies my commitment to advancing inclusivity and equal opportunity in sports, alongside my unwavering dedication to community activism.”