Ice Cube Teases N.W.A Reunion at Rock Hall Induction Ceremony, Coachella
Ice Cube has teased a rap heavyweight moment for the ages when N.W.A is entered into the Rock Hall on April 8.
The event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will mark nearly 10 months since Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella reunited for an N.W.A performance at the historic BET Experience concert. Though Dr. Dre was a no-show at L.A.’s Staples Center that night in June. The master producer, however, could be back for the big occasion.
“It’s a big honor. You know, when you look at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, they’re starting to honor all types of music…we’re only one of five hip-hop groups that’s in there, the first West Coast hip-hop group,” Ice Cube said during an interview for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
“I was talking to my man Dre yesterday,” he added, “we were talking about what we were going to do.” When Meyers asked if viewers should expect an N.W.A performance, he responded, “yeah, we’re going to get down.”
Ice Cube is booked to play Saturday dates (April 16 at 23) at Coachella, and he’s telling everyone to expect some famous friends to join him for the ride. "I've got some tricks up my sleeves,” he told The Talk last Friday while promoting his new film Ride Along 2. “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, Westside connection, everything I've been doing over the years.” The rap legend added, “We have some great visuals....same night Guns N' Roses get back together...It's gonna be a great night."
N.W.A enjoyed an international resurgence off the back of the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton. The group, which split in 1992 (and lost founding member Eazy-E to AIDS in 1995), had been on the Rock Hall ballot four times before being announced for the class of 2016.