Get ready for some major hip-hop throwbacks this summer.
Ahead of the upcoming N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” set to open in August, Ice Cube is reuniting almost all of the surviving members of the legendary rap group. The group is set to reunite in June as part of the four-day BET Experience festival, and perform for the first time in 15 years.
Ice Cube told Rolling Stone that the last time he performed with N.W.A. members DJ Yella and MC Ren was in 1989 and 2000, respectively. But he’s excited to bring the group back together for a special one-night show. “It’s just gonna be a great night,” Ice Cube told Rolling Stone. “It’s just gonna be one of those ‘I wish I were there in L.A.’ nights. And we’re gonna rock that shit, no problem.”
The rapper and actor, who promised to perform some old N.W.A. favorites during the show, told the magazine that he’s not sure if Dr. Dre will make an appearance. “It’s like, I hope he blesses us with his presence,” he added. “But if not, I’ve been rockin’ for a long time without anybody.”
N.W.A. will perform June 27 at the Staples Center and will be joined by Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul. “Straight Outta Compton,” which tells the rap group’s origin story in southern Los Angeles during the mid-80s, opens August 14.
Source: Huffington Post