Ice Cube promises to "Give everybody a little history lesson" at US festival
Ice Cube has said that he will reunite the living members of NWA at this year’s Coachella festival.
The rapper is listed on the line-up for this year’s event as a solo artist, alongside headlibers Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris and LCD Soundsystem. However, in an interview with US show The Talk, he promised that his set will feature much more.
“I’ve got some tricks up my sleeves … I’m gonna try to bring the members of N.W.A. together. Give everybody a little history lesson on Ice Cube and N.W.A., West Side Connection, everything I’ve been doing over the years,” he said.
He then added that his set will include “some great visuals.”. Some reports suggest this mean the late Eazy-E may come back in hologram form.
NWA will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year (April 8). Dr Dre has not performed with the group in some years but Ice Cube did briefly reunite with DJ Yella and MC Ren at the BET Experience last year prior to the release of Straight Outta Compton.
Coachella 2016 takes place across consecutive weekends on April 15-17 and April 22-25. LCD Soundsystem headline the Friday night of both weekends with Guns N’ Roses on the Saturday and Calvin Harris closing the Sunday night.
Other acts confirmed across the festival include British artists The 1975, Chvrches, Ellie Goulding, Lush, Bat For Lashes, Savages, Skepta, AlunaGeorge, Underworld, Hudson Mohawke and The Kills.
Sufjan Stevens, M83, Grimes, Run the Jewels, Ice Cube, Courtney Barnett, Foals, Disclosure, Sia, Major Lazer and The Kills will also perform live.