Dre, who discovered Eminem, then took the stage as Eminem rapped the famous lyrics "Dre's dead / he's locked in my basement" from his 2000 song "The Real Slim Shady".
Prior to Eminem's Sunday night performance, he made headlines for setting up a "Mom's Spaghetti" pop-up restaurant at the fairgrounds, making a nod to one of his biggest hits, "Lose Yourself". After reading a tweet about "when Eminem used to be dope", he then quipped, "Can I take you back to a time when I was actually dope?", as he launched into hit My Name Is. "Coachella 2018 what a moment, good times".
New material from his ninth studio album "Revival" popped up, too, including the rapid-fire rapping that's been his trademark and still impresses on "Chloraseptic", and "Walk On Water", which Beyonce sang on the album but Eminem's longtime collaborator and "Revival" co-producer Skylar Grey sang here. Em and Dre brought a handful of hits to life like their unforgettable collaboration "Forgot About Dre" as well as "Still D.R.E" and "Nothing But A G Thang". Meanwhile, Eminem touched on his past personal troubles as he dedicated the song Not Afraid to those battling addiction. He's not letting it get away without a fight.