N.W.A Reunites at Coachella: Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Perform for First Time in Almost 30 Years

Members of N.W.A. DJ Yella, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and MC Ren perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2.
Members of N.W.A. DJ Yella, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and MC Ren perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Straight outta Coachella! The surviving members of N.W.A reunited for the first time in nearly 30 years during Coachella in Indio, California, on Saturday, April 23.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the unexpected jam session took place during Ice Cube's set, and the rapper was first joined by MC Ren and DJ Yella. The former bandmates performed their 1988 anthems "Straight Outta Compton" and "F—k tha Police."

It didn't end there, though. The crowd went especially wild when Ice Cube introduced Dr. Dre to the stage. (Lil Eazy E, the son of the late N.W.A founder Eric "Eazy E" Wright, also took part in the set.)

Ice Cube and Dr. Dre perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2.
Ice Cube and Dr. Dre perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

"Now wait a … minute, I said we were gonna have N.W.A Somebody’s missing," Ice Cube reportedly said on Saturday night. "Is there a doctor in the house?"

The hip-hop stars went on to belt out the late Tupac Shakur's "California Love" and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Still D.R.E." The performance was reportedly in honor of Tupac and Prince, who died at the age of 57 on Thursday, April 21.

N.W.A broke out in the late '80s. They last performed together in 1989 following Ice Cube's exit over royalty disputes. The groundbreaking group's rise to fame was dramatized in the recent Oscar-nominated film Straight Outta Compton.

Despite the past drama, the band was completely ecstatic to rock out together again. "Had so much fun last night. #coachella2016," Ice Cube tweeted on Saturday. Dr. Dre added: "Compton's in the House!!! #rockandrollhalloffame."

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