Coachella Weekend One Performances: Wu-Tang, 2 Chainz, R. Kelly Joins Phoenix

2013 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival ? Day 2

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Not even a sandstorm could hold back the Wu-Tang Clan this weekend at Coachella where legendary New York collective performed their longtime fan favorites like “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Protect Ya Neck.”

“No disrespect to none of y’all,” Raekwon reportedly told the audience during the set on Sunday night, “but we came to steal this sh–tonight.”

R. Kelly was a surprise performer, jumping into French band Phoenix’s set. The crowed definitely shocked but laughed it up when R. Kelly started crooning. The strange pairing combined Kellz’s “Ignition” (Remix) to Phoenix’s super hit “1901.”

2013 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival ? Day 2

Other rappers at the Indio, California festival included 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Action Bronson and Danny Brown. 2 Chainz got the crowd jumping with songs from his 2012 debut, Based on a T.R.U. Story, like “No Lie,” “Birthday Song” and “I’m Different.” He also threw in guest vocals from his features on “Mercy,” “Beez in the Trap,” “All Gold Everything,” “Bands a Make Her Dance” and “R.I.P.” “Mercy” also made its way onto Pusha T’s set along with “So Appalled” and “Runaway.” King Push threw in his brand new song “Numbers On the Boards” too.

Didn’t catch it the first time? Coachella resumes with the second part of the festival next weekend (April 19-22) and will feature many of the same acts.