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Eminem Closes Coachella Weekend One With Commanding Show

The Detroit rapper did not miss his one shot

April 16, 2018

By Nathan Vicar

(AMP) Sunday night headliner Eminem had the unenviable task of having to follow Beyoncé's once-in-a-lifetime performance from Saturday, but the veteran rapper may have been the perfect person to handle that role.

In his first ever Coachella headlining set, the Detroit rapper showed why he was the top-selling artist of the 2000s with a confident and powerful effort.

The first half of the set he showed, that despite being 45 years old, he hasn't lost his touch. He was rhyming fast and clear and commanding the stage with a white hoodie and some swagger, playing a range a career spanning set from the past 20 years. 

In the second half, he gifted fans with some hits and had some special guests provide some help. 

Dr. Dre showed up for Still D.R.E. and stuck around to join Em for Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Nothin’ but a G Thang, 2Pac’s California Love, and Forgot About Dre50 Cent played a medley including In Da Club and My Life, while Skylar Grey filled in for Dido on Stan, Beyoncé on Walk on Water, and Rihanna on Love The Way You LieBebe Rexha made a cameo for The Monster. Watch clips of the show below.

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He reportedly payed homage to "being 10 years sober this week" by finishing the set with Not Afraid. But everyone seemed to know that Em couldn't leave without playing his biggest hit.

Sure enough, as an encore he closed Weekend One of Coachella with a rousing version of Lose Yourself sending a still-full crowd home happy and satisfied. 

You can check out Eminem's complete setlist below:

Medicine Man
‘Till I Collapse
Square Dance
3 a.m.
Kill You
Sing For The Moment
White America
Rap God
Soldier
Just Don’t Give a Fuck
Criminal
Chloraseptic (Remix)
The Way I Am
Walk on Water (with Skylar Grey)
Stan (with Skylar Grey)
Love the Way You Lie (with Skylar Grey)
Nowhere Fast (with Kehlani)
Inpatiently Waiting/My Life/ In Da Club
The Monster (with Bebe Rexha)
River
My Name Is
The Real Slim Shady
Still D.R.E. (Dr. Dre cover – with Dr. Dre)
Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang (Dr. Dre cover – with Dr. Dre)
California Love (2Pac cover – with Dr. Dre)
Forgot About Dre (Dr. Dre cover – with Dr. Dre)
Not Afraid
Lose Yourself

 

 

 

 

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