The Best Acts at Coachella Weren't Even on the Bill Last Night

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Nate Jackson
GZA destroying bros with his lyrics at the Heineken House
Special guests at Coachella are about as ho-hum as over-priced beer at this point. It's just something you're bound to expect when you set foot on the polo fields. Coachella goers are spoiled like that. But how rare is it that on a Saturday night , which sadly could've been a slow one for plenty of people, turned out awesome because of the artists we saw who WEREN'T on the bill?

Traipsing around the festival ground, it seemed many of the artists were locked into a game of "Guess Who I Brought?" starting with Diddy's cameo with Guy Gerber at the Yuma Tent about an hour before sundown. Okay, we know, the two have that 11:11 album together, so it's not that crazy that the king of Bad Boy would show up. But for Diddy (or is it Puffy again? P. Diddy? Who can keep up?) to humble himself enough to pop up on a small stage like the Yuma was nice to see, even if you secretly want him to stay the hell away from EDM.

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Timothy Norris
Another one we might've expected, was Beyonce showing up to support her baby sister Solange at the Outdoor Theater. Yeah it was crazy to see Bey of course--all it took to nearly outshine her sister's entire performance was a couple of synchronized dance moves during "Losing You." But one thing that made it ever cooler to us and plenty of other meant that Jay Z was definitely lurking around backstage. And there's no way he was gonna let wifey get all the surprise guest glory.

Our Nancy Drew suspicions were right on the money. We're sure those who stayed until the wee hours to see Nas perform cuts from seminal album "Illmatic" were quite popular on social media with all their Hova hash tagging.

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