Wu-Tang Clan Reunite At Coachella, R. Kelly Performs With Phoenix

posted Monday April 15 ,2013 at 12:35PM CDT | 29 comments

Wu-Tang Clan Reunite At Coachella, R. Kelly Performs With Phoenix

R. Kelly surprises fans at Coachella with an impromptu performance of "Ignition" with French band Phoenix.

On top of the weekend’s scheduled performances, attendee’s at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California were treated to a surprise performance from R&B icon R. Kelly during a set from alternative rock band Phoenix.

The crooner went on to perform his 2003 hit “Ignition” as Phoenix played their “1901” record. Video of R. Kelly and Phoenix’s performance can be seen below.

The first weekend of Coachella also served as a sort of reunion for noted Staten Island spitters Wu-Tang Clan. The group closed out the first weekend of Coachella as they performed a medley of favorites including “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Protect Ya Neck.”

Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck (Live @ Coachella) by ffraudio

Other Hip Hop acts that went on to grace the stage at this weekend’s Coachella kick-off included 2 Chainz and Pusha T.

Notable acts slated to perform during Coachella’s closing weekend (April 19 – April 22) include Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Aesop Rock, and Janelle Monae.

RELATED: Wu-Tang Clan, Jurassic 5, 2 Chainz & Others Among Coachella 2013 Acts

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  • Anonymous
    Full set here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8VdJeKc2UI This shit they should release on DVD though
  • crowdalbum
    So many awesome pics of Coachella (over 55,000!) taken by the people who were there http://alpha.crowdalbum.com/coachella
  • Nasstill@it
    40 year old men still dessing like they are 16! Fuck outta here with that wack ass accient shit! Meanwhile, 2chains showed this old asses how it's done!
    • Huh?
      thats stupid man. what you 16? The Wu collectively got 300 tracks better than your favorite rapper. Whatchu gonna be doin' at 40? BTW listen to any new GFK or Rae cds and tell me they aint Top 10 CURRENTLY
    • GTFO
      Awwwwww... SHUT THE HELL UP. These "40 year old dudes" would chop your head if you said it to their face. Look at Meth, still got way more energy on stage than 99,9% of dudes half his age. Age ain't nothing, you think Mick Jagger is supposed to sit in a wheelchair waiting to die instead of rocking with Rolling Stones, just because he's 69 years old? Chuck Berry can't perform at 86 even if he feels like he wants to? Fuck that. With age comes experience and charisma these young beginners just don't have. They're still more than capable of setting big arenas on fire, as witnessed in Coachella. Dudes come from an era where baggy jeans and big clothes were the shit unlike the suspect skin-tight yeast infection pants todays rappers use, you think they're supposed to just adapt to this new wackness? Naw, mayne, that's not how it goes. Or Wu-Tang in shiny tuxedos? Equally bad idea, just let the dudes be themselves and stop being a douche. And you don't even put 2 Chainz in the same sentence as these legends, unless you're crazy.
  • readdy2die
    protect ya neck is a fucking classic record but i wouldve been more hype if they did Triumph instead... still dope as fuck performance
  • j. riot
    how could they not mention jurassic 5? their set was amazing first time together in 7 years
    R.I.P. O.D.B. & Wu-Tang Forever. http://www.ogregister.org/1/post/2013/04/ol-dirty-bastard-hologram-flees-coachella-2013-following-wu-tang-reunion.html
  • Anonymous
    Changed lives??? They basically cussed and had a bizarre fascination with martial art flicks. That's not ground breaking. That's a gimmick that lasted two albums.
    • king519
      you're wack!
    • VizionMC
      you mean 20 albums and counting. Ground breaking, R+R Hall of Fame. Classic. legends
    • Nasstill@it
      Couldn't have said better myself...matter of fact a gimmick that last one album...wu is overrated as a motherfucker!
  • Ken
    word, Kells the R&B King
  • Anonymous
    young money is better and more sucessfull than pu tang clan will ever be
    • Anonymous
      u are such a fag
    • Mike
      Kill yoself for that crazt statement
    • Anonymous
      You mus b 13 years old!
    • The MG
      There's always gotta be a Young Money troll around here, right?..
    • Lowlife Scum
      Young Money is wack as all fuck, I feel sorry for the dimwits who even listen to that crap, let alone the lost ones who run around these articles and try to shove it down our throats, no matter what's the discussion topic. Hope you record label plants get paid well for that shit, I despise you and will likely punch the living shit out of you if we see. Young Money is the new No Limit Records, the bubble of wackness will burst soon enough.
  • Anonymous
    r kelly pissin on them niggas
  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
      red aint in wu homie
    • jose
      RED is wu tang family. RZA actually made him a member. Though obviously he wont be on the cover. Of the new album. Rza only did this cus redman is so close to them.
  • Bigboss
    Wutang for ever!!!!!! Best rap group ever!!!!! Peace godz
    • Anonymous
      You are exactly the type of demographic Wu Tang wants. Brain dead and clueless, proclaiming a bunch of has been's as the best ever when they themselves would be the first to admit that they haven't been on top of their game in many years.
    • ze
      And u must be the new age cock sucker. Wu tang may not be on their best game but they changed more lives and hit more syreets and hearts than any of these new niggaz. We love wu cus they hit home with their lyrics from wu tang 36 chambers, wu tang forever an underrated classic and many more albums. Not all were great bit many were. Name a fucking group out NOW that is making as much noise as wu ever did. Nugget head ass nigga. Only a retard thinks wu fans are brain dead.
    • Anonymous
      And these newbies will never catch up!
    • braniacdumbdumbs
      Yeah, wu fans are so brain dead that they appreciate actual lyrics and quality product not guys that go in a booth and freestyle trash just because they know young dummies won't care about what they're saying.