Ice Cube might just win the award for bringing out the best special guests this year at Coachella. The N.W.A legend brought out former members MC Ren and DJ Yella, as well as Snoop Dogg and Common to an unassuming crowd.
Cube started his set with “Straight Outta Compton” as Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., graced the stage with his father to perform the N.W.A. hit “Dopeman.” An almost full N.W.A reunion ensued, with Cube, Ren and Yella hitting the stage to do “F*ck The Police,” a song that still reflects the police brutality going on in America today. The song, which paid tribute to the current Black Lives Matter protests, was backed by still images and video footage that flashed across the screen as they performed.
Once Snoop Dogg joined Cube for “Go To Church,” the crowd went nuts. Fans took to Twitter to share the news the D-O-double-G had joined Cube on stage, and deemed it the best night of the festival so far, rejoicing Snoop had taken the stage. Cube and Snoop also performed ‘The Next Episode” without Dr. Dre, leaving fans wondering why he was absent.
Common took to the stage with Cube to perform their new track, as well, which is featured in the latest addition of the Barbershop film series.
Ice Cube wins Coachella for best surprise guests: MC Ren and Yella for an NWA reunion, Common, and Snoop Dogg — ɹɐɯo (@aderramo) April 17, 2016
Ice cube and NWA band mates perform F*** tha Police with of footage of recent police beatings of black children pic.twitter.com/P9Z4fpfoIa
— InsideSoCalENT (@InsideSoCalENT) April 17, 2016
Worried Ice Cube is gonna melt himself cuz he’s on fire…. #coachella
— annie lesser (@annielovesyou) April 17, 2016