I could possibly see Tribe as a headliner on a friday... No mention of Ice Cube yet?
Wu-Tang is so dissapointing live.. I think large rap groups don't do well live (except some undergound ones like Living Legends) Wu-Tang is just a mess live, and same thing with Bone Thugs.
it's finally happening
Röyksopp, FC Kahuna, Télépopmusik, The Knife, RJD2, Futue Sound of London, The Avalanches, 808 State, Zero 7, Tycho, Mr. Scruff
I think Fugees is the best bet for 2013 rap headliner (if we get any). OutKast has made it pretty clear that they're doing their own things still. Tribe's definitely used up their reunited excitement. Eminem would be too much of a repeat after this year. The Beastie Boys are a real possibility.
7/10 - California Saga [Beach Boys kids] -- Grammy Museum
7/14 - oOoOO/Nguzunguzu -- The Complex?
7/27 - Psychic Paramount -- The Satellite?
8/2 - Scuba/Machine Drum -- Los Globos
8/3-4 - Squarepusher, araabMUZIK, John Talabot -- HARD Summer
8/13 - Grandaddy -- Fonda Theater?
9/1-2 - James Blake, Tanlines, John Maus, Liars, Twin Shadow -- FYF Fest?
9/23 - Animal Collective/Flying Lotus -- Hollywood Bowl
9/26 - Beach House -- The Wiltern
Fugees, Wu Tang, and Tribe WOULDN'T be headliners. Wu tang played in the day at Glastonbury last year.
I pray for this everyday. I want to go stupid while listening to B.O.B. live.
Why would Wu-Tang be more popular on the west coast?
Looks like Andre is going to be incredibly busy for a while.... his Jimi Hendrix film has finally been given the green light.
"Fast-forward to today, and it looks like it's now Andre 3000's project to lose, as IFTN reports exclusively that the rapper/actor is indeed set to star as Jimi Hendrix in a new movie that will begin filming in Ireland later this month, to be titled All Is By My Side, which will follow Hendrix’s years in England, from 1966 to 1967, when he put together his debut album, Are You Experienced."
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Plus he has to get ready for Coachella 2013 as Outkast will be expected to top the spectacle that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg from the year before.
Reason being they are a big name in hip-hop community who's reunion would actually mean quite a lot. They would really bring in a crowd.
Whereas Wu-Tang would be more of a main / outdoor late afternoon set who's currently touring. If they play its cool, but it would not be a surprise.
Other than Outkast, Eminem, or Tribe, I wouldn't say there's much more hip-hop names to be booked. Also, if one of those three were to get booked, (I hope) they would return to putting hip-hop on Friday. Haven't been too big of a fan of Ye and Snoop, Dre & Co. closing out the fest. I mean I love both those acts a whole lot--they're some of my favorites--but they always leave me unsatisfied and wishing a band that better embodies the Coachella spirit end it.
Hip-hop wise I'd love
someone from the Wu (Ghost and Rae would be amazing, Meth and Red would be cool, RZA and GZA, etc.)
Lil B, again.
I don't see OutKast doing it, even though that would be the ultimate get. I would love ATCQ but I would be shocked if they reunited for Coachella.
The Fugees would be cool (if RTB doesn't get them).
I wouldn't like it if Eminem headlined. I'd rather have 50 cent honestly lol.
Maybe Nas gets a solo set this year.
I could see The Roots there and they need their token 90s hip-hop underground act.
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If and when Outkast does do Coachella, there needs to be a Magic City dome somewhere in the polo fields.
I hope every year that this would happen - 2013 fingers crossed!
What, that they don't show up so we make a yearly Outkast wishlist thread?
Outkast would be legendary, but doubtful.
If Outkast plays, I'm hoping it's heavy on their last 3 albums, to be honest. I'm seeing Big Boi this summer at Outside Lands in SF.
Otherwise, I'm wondering if L.L. Cool J. still has a big enough name to headline. He's not the biggest hip-hop legend, but he turned out radio hits for over two decades. My final guess for a rap headliner would be the Fresh Prince. Yeah, he could throw in some Will Smith songs (Willinium, Getting Jiggy Wit It, Miami and M.I.B. were pretty big hits) but I mostly want to hear the old school.
On a smaller stage, I would lose my mind if Kid N' Play performed. They're not doing to much right now anyway.
Absolutely no way ll cool j or Will Smith headlines OR even perfoms at Coachella.
Nas, OutKast and Eminem are all on my list of guys id love to see headline next year
OutKast as others have said is the only solid, undeniable headliner quality hip-hop set for 2013.
Other candidates and my personal opinion for why they wouldn't work:
1. Fugees: this is the closest other candidate, but I don't think they have enough new material to make it work. Dre and Snoop made it work with collabs with Wiz and Eminem and Kendrick and 50 Cent. Fugees haven't done collabs like that and would be performing old shit for an hour. A few songs would still bang but enough for a headliner set? I don't see it personally.
2. ATCQ: same reasoning as above x 1000. Not nearly enough new/mainstream material to headline at a festival like Coachella. They'd be a great act to close down Gobi on Saturday or something.
3. Wu-Tang: same problem as above, and also I just don't really think people are checking for Wu-Tang like that anymore. They were never a great live show and again, I don't think they'd play as a headliner for a festival like Coachella.
4. Nas: headliner material for a festival like RTB. Not mainstream enough to do a set like Dre/Snoop did at Coachella.
5. Eminem: the year after Dre/Snoop? I don't see it. Never been that big an Eminem fan so maybe I'm biased.
The one name I haven't heard mentioned is Wayne. At first take he might not scream Coachella Headliner but I think he could pull it off. He's got enough singles that white girls know (Lolipop, Stuntin' Like my Daddy), he could bring out Drake for a few collabs, Nicki Minaj, as well as BG and Juvie and Mannie Fresh for the old Cash Money feel. If he puts out a couple of more hit singles and has some buzz going early next year I think he could pull it off.
Good analysis. I too could see Wayne with a bunch of his amigos, surprised that hasn't been discussed until now.
- Fugees (Discography)
- Lauryn Hill (selected solo work)
- Wyclef Jean (selected solo work)
- Pras (selected solo work)
- Ziggy Marley
- John Forté
- Diamond D
That's enough for a hour + set on the main stage.
Dream 2013 Coachella Headliners: Pearl Jam / Daft Punk / David Bowie
Coachella: 2010 & 2012 (w1)Songkick
• 05/23/12 - the Pharcyde - The Roxy Theater
• 06/02/12 - the Beach Boys - Hollywood Bowl
• 06/03/12 - Violens - The Echo
• 06/06/12 - Destroyer - El Rey Theater
• 06/07/12 - Kurt Vile - Largo at the Coronet
• 08/10/12 - Norah Jones - Hollywood Bowl
Yea, it might be becoming more mainstream, but not Will Smith level mainstream. Will Smith hasn't made music in years, absolutely no way he'll ever play Coachella.
Dudes, he's trolling.
I kind of think The Fugees would have to be first subheadliner, but am also leaning toward that they couldn't headline.
Also I think that Wayne/Drake would be abysmal, straight out of your local rap station's Summer Jam. Have you guys seen Lil' Wayne live? Train wreck. Jay-Z and Dre/Snoop are consummate professionals at what they do, and Kanye could work on his live presence but there is no denying the spectacle and imagination. Wayne/Drake would be straight up scream into the mic, cut the song early with a bomb drop sound, rock a DJ instead of a band, and ask which side of the crowd is the loudest.
In short, I agree that OutKast and Eminem are what's left. Eminem will not be booked following Dre/Snoop like many have said, he's not The Black Keys. OutKast gets to perform whenever they are ready I imagine, they've gotten up there with Bowie/Daft Punk/Smiths level of "this is the year!" ridiculousness, but it's not happening this year. I think we're at least a couple years away from another hip-hop headliner.