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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Upon arrival at the hospital, Brown, 41, was pronounced dead. Recently, Grizzley took to Instagram to commemorate his aunt. “Since I was 12 we been going everywhere together how you gone go to heaven without me????” he wrote. “Idek what to say JB I just wanted to show the world yo smile I love you so much.”

The Wayne County Medical Examiner ruled Brown’s death as a homicide, The Detroit News reports. An investigation by Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit is currently underway as the search for the suspect continues.

 

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Since I was 12 We been going everywhere together how you gone go to heaven without me???? Idek what to say JB I just wanted to show the world yo smile I love you so much 💔

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Jeezy Test Drives Job As Meteorologist On The Weather Channel

In promotion of his latest studio album, TM104: Legend Of The Snowman, the Atlanta native took to The Weather Channel in his hometown to give viewers the prognosis for the week. Since climate change is ramping up day by day, Jeezy didn’t hesitate when he saw the forecast predicted a chance of snow everyday.

The weather man recently debuted the aforementioned album to fanfare. In recent interviews, he mentioned this is his last album with Def Jam and rounds out his Thug Motivation series which began in 2005.

TM104 features CeeLo Green, Queen Naija, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, Gunna, Rick Ross and more. “All the records that I did, even the ones that didn’t make the album, they were all true to me,” he said to Billboard. “It’s what true thug motivation means. Just like everything that I’ve done, I put my heart into it like it was my first album. Like it was my first ad-lib. Like it was my first rodeo.”

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Florida Gunman Convicted Of Manslaughter In Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

A Florida jury convicted a white gunman of killing an unarmed black father during an argument over a parking space. Jurors deliberated for more than six hours before finding Michael Drejka guilty of manslaughter in the July 2018 shooting death of Markeis McGlockton.

McGlockton, 28, was gunned down in front of his 5-year-old son in the parking lot of a Circle K gas station. The father of three was coming to his girlfriend’s defense after she was confronted by Drejka for parking in a handicap space while McGlockton ran into the store. Drejka, who alleged self-defense, claimed that he opened fire after McGlockton took “one step” towards him and shoved him. Drejka attempted to use Florida’s Stand Your Ground law to justify the fatal shooting, and saw no fault in his actions.

“I followed the law the way I thought the law was supposed to be followed. I cleared every hurdle that the law had to put in front of me,” he told a local news station last year.

Prosecutors argued that Drejka provoked the confrontation and video surveillance confirmed that McGlockton was backing away from Drejka. The state’s self-defense argument doesn’t apply if the shooter caused the altercation.

Drejka, who faces up to 30 years in prison, had no reaction to the verdict, CBS News reports. He remains held without bond and is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 10.

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