Ever the location for surprise collabs and on-stage guests, Anderson .Paak kept his Coachella crowd more than entertained during its second weekend, bringing out Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar to drop some of their timeless rhymes.
Wearing a Prince symbol shirt, Dr. Dre wowed fans by performing three classic songs, California Love, Still D.R.E and of course, The Next Episode. Dre’s involvement with Anderson. Paak’s set isn’t overly surprising, seeing as Paak is signed to Dre’s label, and he featured on a huge number of tracks on Dre’s long-awaited 2015 album Compton.
The good doctor also joined Ice Cube on stage, reunited all four surviving members of N.W.A for his own set.
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Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar performed Backseat Freestyle during his surprise appearance. While the pair haven’t officially collaborated yet, their close friendship has been well documented. In an interview with Complex, Paak mentioned that the two had become friends after Dre’s Compton came out and hinted that there might be a possibility that the two might work together. “After my album Malibu came out, Kendrick called me up and he was just like, ‘Thank you bro, for giving me something to listen to’ it felt really good to get that respect from him because he’s one of my favourites. So, you never know, I think there’s light.”