2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 2

Ice Cube Called On Snoop Dogg, Common, MC Ren & DJ Yella At Coachella 2016

Ice Cube adds another chapter to his history book. 

Ice Cube should have graced the Coachella stage a long time ago. On the West Coast, the festival's home, Cube is a hip-hop pioneer who helped pave the way for unapologetic hip-hop with strong social commentary.

Adding to that, it was only this year when N.W.A. was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame as well. With all things said, 2016's mega festival was still a glorious stage for the Hollywood mogul. Even with his current role as a movie machine, the L.A. native went back to his Gangsta rap roots for his Coachella debut.

Draped in a customized white Dickies suit, the veteran came prepared for war as he performed the most powerful records from his catalog on Saturday night (Apr 16). Cube wasn't shy -- as usual -- of addressing the law enforcement backstage either. It seemed like he couldn't wait to rock N.W.A's most controversial record of all time, "F*ck The Police." N.W.A.'s MC Ren and DJ Yella came out to help restore the feeling of when rap's most dangerous group was touring the world. He even made it a point to tell the crowd that Coachella organizers didn't want him perform the track, which could have been a fib for theatrics. Either way, it worked, and the largely Caucasian crowd loved every minute of it.

With Dub-C by his side, the Compton O.G. went in with banger after banger -- "Straight Outta Compton," "We Be Clubbin," and "You Can Do It" -- were just a few of his hits that swayed the 50,000 plus fans to get up and moving. He also gave the audience something deeper to chew on with a raucous performance of "Why We Thugs." Another moment of clarity came when he invited Common to the stage for "Real People." His son, Oshea Jackson, Jr., was the last guest before the grand finale.

Cube closed things out by calling on another Cali hero to the stage with the sole intention of giving the fans exactly what they wanted. With the West coast smoke thick in the air, Snoop Dogg C-walked out onstage to join his old friend for "Go To Church." Afterwards, The Doggfather performed the L.A. anthem "Next Episode" to bring things officially on home.

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#VIBEOnSite #Coachella2016 | O'Shea Jr. hit the stage with his father, too.

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Cudster’s daughter, Vada, announced the news in an adorable video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (July 8).

And now a word from Princess Vada the chosen... pic.twitter.com/xmgIMkUntz

— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 8, 2020

Besides working with Eminem, Cudi collaborated with Kanye West on an upcoming Kids See Ghost animated series. Additionally, the Ohio native is gearing up to debut an animated Netflix series, Entergalactic, based off his upcoming concept album of the same name. Cudi will executive produce the series along with Kenya Barris.

The 36-year-old rapper and actor will also appear in the HBO mini-series, We Are Who We Are. The coming-of-age story centers around two teenagers living on an American military base in Italy.

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'New York Times' And FX Team For Breonna Taylor Documentary

The New York Times is producing a Breonna Taylor documentary, set to air on FX and Hulu later this year. Taylor’s story will be the focus of an installment of The New York Times Presents, a 10-episode Friday-night series, with each episode covering a different topic.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NYT writer Rukmini Callimachi and director Yoruba Richen will explore Taylor’s story, including the investigation into her death.

The 26-year-old EMT was shot and killed in March by Louisville Metro Police officers while sleeping in her apartment. LMP Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, officer Myles Cosgrove, and Brett Hankison, have yet to be charged or arrested for killing Taylor. Hankison was fired from the police department last month.

The no-knock warrant that police claim they were executing at the time of the fatal shooting, was a part of a larger gentrification plan, lawyers for Taylor’s family argued in a legal complaint filed last week in connection with an ongoing lawsuit against the officers.

Taylor had no criminal history. According to the legal papers, narcotics investigators were “deliberately misled”  to her home by a police squad. A spokesperson for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has denied the allegations.

While it’s unclear when Taylor’s story will be featured on The New York Times Presents, the first episode in the series, premieres on Friday (July 10). The episode covers the doctors and nurses working in New York at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. Episode two, which follows 24-year-old recording artist, Dominic Fike, premieres on Friday, August 7.

 

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Young Thug Blasts Pusha T For Dissing Drake On Leaked Pop Smoke Song

Young Thug isn’t mincing words when it comes to his opinion on Pusha T dissing Drake on a leaked song that was set to appear on Pop Smoke’s posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.

After the song, “Paranoia,” surfaced online this past weekend, Thugger made it clear that he didn’t know King Push was going to diss Drake on the track, which features him and Gunna.

“I don’t respect the Pusha T verse on the song with me and Gunna [because] I don’t have [nothing] to do with ya’ll beef nor does Gunna, and if I knew that was about him I would’ve made changes on our behalf..the rapper s**t so gay,” Thugger wrote on his Instagram Story early Tuesday (July 7).

“Don’t feel bad, NOBODY knew what the verse was [about],” Pusha responded in one of multiple posts accusing Drake of snitching to the record label to get the song pulled from Pop Smoke's album. “The label heads that stopped it didn’t even know. They ONLY ASSUME because HE [Drake] TOLD them! The same way HE TOLD [about] the Ross ‘Maybach 6’ verse. And if HE’LL TELL record executives [about] rap verses, God only knows what else HE’LL TELL! I don’t deal in police work, police rappers or police n**gas!!!!"

AYO PUSHA T IS SNAPPINNN ON YOUNG THUG RIGHT NOW 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/3VHgeg9xFp

— King Wow (@wowthatshiphop) July 7, 2020

Thugger went back on Instagram and blasted Pusha for having a “weak” verse.

“First of all your verse is 7 days…that muthafucka’ weak,” he said. “Second of all, you already went crazy the first time...it an’t nothing but a sucka [move]... going on double takes, triple takes, and quadruple takes. You should’ve just got all of it out when you put the first song out.

“You didn’t even have to do all that. You just felt like you wasn’t gonna get enough views on your own s**t so you came and put some bulls**t on a n**gga' who’s resting in peace’s music. Trying to f**k up a n**ga' a whole vibe. Why the f**k you ain’t do that s**t on your own song?” ”

Young Thug responds to Pusha T for Dissing Drake on Pop Smoke Song pic.twitter.com/7KNMbiU535

— Kollege Kidd (@KollegeKidd) July 8, 2020

On “Paranoia,” the Virginia MC goes at Drake for making “empty threats,” and his tendency to rap in different accents.

“You know reality bites, it’s chess, not checkers,” raps Pusha. “Those empty threats only sound good on your records/If the patois is not followed by a Blocka/It’s like Marked for Death Screwface, without the choppa/Let ’em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra/Only to hide the blade flyin’ back through LaGuardia/I might even buy a home out in Mississauga [Canada].”

Pusha previously dissed Drake on 2018’s , “The Story of Adidon,” where he revealed to the world that the Toronto rapper had a son. Drake later admitted that he had a son on the track “Emotionless” off his Scorpion album.

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