Ice Cube promised an N.W.A. reunion and he delivered.
On Saturday night in Los Angeles, N.W.A. members MC Ren and DJ Yella joined Ice Cube on stage for their first live performance together in 26 years, according to Ice Cube. While the rapper-actor last performed with MC Ren in 2000, Ren said the three haven't performed live together since 1989. Dr. Dre, the only other surviving member of the legendary rap group, was not present for the performance.
The trio performed N.W.A. songs "Straight Outta Compton," "8 Ball," "Chin Check" and "Fuck tha Police" in between Ice Cube's solo songs “Check Yo’ Self," “You Can Do It" and "It Was a Good Day." The group also paid homage to late N.W.A. member Eazy-E by referencing the songs "Boyz-N-the-Hood" and "For the Love of Money." "Rest In Peace, Eazy-motherfucking-E," Ice Cube told the crowd. "Without his vision, you wouldn't see what you see today."
Ice Cube told Rolling Stone about the reunion performance earlier this month. "It's just gonna be one of those 'I wish I were there in LA' nights. And we're gonna rock that shit, no problem," he said. Before Ice Cube and N.W.A. took the stage at the Staples Center on Saturday, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock also performed.
But more N.W.A. is on the way. The rap group's biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," hits theaters on Aug. 14.