Ice Cube is reuniting a major portion of the surviving N.W.A. members later this month, according to a recent interview the entertainer had with Rolling Stone. He, MC Ren, and DJ Yella will band together to perform iconic N.W.A. songs June 27 at the Staples Center for a BET Experience concert. The last time this many N.W.A. members got together to perform was in 2000, for the Up in Smoke Tour; the last time Ice Cube performed with Yella, however, was 1989. Ice Cube didn’t discuss what songs the group would sling, but he did hint the music for the night could be a blend of classics and new hits (because they’re “definitely dibbling and dabbling,” thanks to the group’s forthcoming biopic Straight Outta Compton). Dre might even show up, according to Ice Cube. “You never know,” he said. “But if not, I’ve been rockin’ for a long time without anybody. So whoever shows up, I’m still gonna rock. Whoever don’t show up, we still gonna rock.” Deal.
Ice Cube. Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CinemaCon