Mon 18 Jan 2016
Coachella has become holy ground for hip-hop since 2Pac rose from the dead in hologram form back in 2012, and now it looks like this year’s festival might have another special comeback in store. During a recent appearance on The Talk, Ice Cube promised to reunite the surviving members of N.W.A.
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“I’ve got some tricks up my sleeves. I’m gonna try to bring the members of N.W.A together,” he said. Cube also alluded to appearances from fellow Westside Connection members, WC and Mack 10: “Give everybody a little history lesson on Ice Cube and N.W.A, Westside Connection, everything I’ve been doing over the years.”
Should Cube’s plan come to fruition, it will mark N.W.A’s first reunion with all four surviving members in decades. Ice Cube performed with DJ Yella and MC Ren at the BET Experience last summer, but it’s been more than 25 years since we’ve seen an N.W.A set featuring Dr. Dre.
While talking about his upcoming Coachella performance, Ice Cube also promised “some great visuals.” Could that mean we’ll be seeing the return of the Eazy-E hologram to (almost) complete an N.W.A reunion? That will certainly be the cherry on top of N.W.A’s victory lap year, which will also see them inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.
Watch Ice Cube’s interview below.