Coachella 2018: The 18 Best Things We Saw at Weekend One

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Vince Staples
Koury Angelo for Rolling Stone13/18

Vince Staples

During Vince Staples' early-evening set on Friday, the only thing sharper than his flows were his barbs. "This is the white-people stage, so I appreciate you having my black ass up here," he quipped, apparently forgetting that SZA and Weeknd were on immediately after him on the Coachella stage. If he felt awkward about being an interloper, the Long Beach rapper didn't show it. Backed by a giant collage of screens (showing a dizzying mix of everything from Kurt Cobain interviews to Black Panther demonstrations and classic Sprite commercials), Staples confidentially delivered the best cuts from Summertime '06 and the last year's superb Big Fish Theory. Kendrick Lamar's guest appearance on "Yeah Right" may have jolted an otherwise nonplussed crowd to life, but Staples' commanding performance proved that the MC was exactly where he deserved to be. 

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