The rapper was joined onstage by his bandmates Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren during his set at the Coachella festival on Saturday night (23Apr16), marking the first time they had performed live together in 27 years, and Cube admits he had been dreaming of that moment ever since he left the group to go solo in 1989.

"It was crazy. It was a dream come true for me," he tells talk show host James Corden. "I have been thinking about this day ever since I left the group in '89 and for it to take this long for us to all get back on stage, of course minus Eazy-E, rest in peace, but for the most part it was all of us up there, it felt like magic. Whenever we hit the stage, it's magic."

He admits he wondered why they hadn't reunited before and wishes he could have witnessed their reunion like the audience at Coachella.

"Being on stage is like having to fly a car," he explains. "Everybody can see you in it but you can't see yourself, you can only drive and know that you're looking cool and that's kinda how it felt."

The hip-hop star teased a reunion back in January (16) by saying he was going to try to "bring the members of N.w.a. together... to give everybody a little history lesson on Ice Cube and N.w.a., Westside Connection, everything I've been doing over the years."

They opted against performing at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York earlier this month (Apr16) because they didn't feel like were allowed to put on the "best show".

"We wanted to do it (perform) on a whole other level, and that just couldn’t happen" he previously told the New York Times. "But we’re totally honoured, humbled and appreciative to the Hall for even just considering us, inducting us and inviting us."

Eazy-E died in 1995 from an AIDS-related illness.