According to a familiar cliché, a picture is worth a thousand words. Your favorite celebrities—including rappers—are doing less and less press, but uckily their thumbs and smartphones still work. Instagram has provided a way for them to document their lives and/or thoroughly embarrass themselves for our collective enjoyment. The beauty of it all is that you don’t even need to join Instagram, as most rappers are perfectly fine leaving their feeds open for public viewing. And if you’d rather avoid the IG life altogether, we’ve filtered through the top rapper’s pictures and videos and consolidated all the week’s events into one convenient feed.

This week, Kanye West and his fiancée are on the cover of a magazine, Meek Mill remembers a fallen friend and Drake drinks Guinness in Ireland. Check the rest of the week’s top Instagram posts below.

Erykah Badu Joins Rick Ross At Fader Fort During SXSW

One of 2013’s most tragic stories—Hip Hop or otherwise—was the murder of 18-year-old rapper and Meek Mill protégé Lil Snupe. On June 26, 2013, 36-year-old Tony Holden turned himself in to Louisiana Police after being accused of shooting Snupe almost a week prior. Meek often pays tribute to his teenage signee, but Sunday’s post indicated the two men will continued to be linked, as Meek Mill posted a picture of them together during happier times. Meek captioned the picture, “#realhitta4life,” and over 84,000 people seemed to agree.

Game Preps His Sons For A Their Play Dates

The Bronx represents on the stage of American Idol for a performance of Jennifer Lopez's "I Luh Ya Papi," featuring French Montana. French, who's head somehow stayed afloat in the sea of gold chains hanging around his neck, hit the stage in a crispy black tee and managed to snap an Instagram with the American Idol judge and singer, after the performance. Keep doing your thing, French. 15 million viewers ain't every hurt nobody.

Drake Celebrates St. Patrick's Day In Ireland

Before the West Coast emcee signed autographs for almost 1,000 fans, YG led his loyal troop down Fairfax Avenue, the streetwear capital of Los Angeles. His My Krazy Life in-store event took place at the Diamond Supply store and Nicky Diamonds, the owner of the brand, took a video of the rapper leading the pack down the busy street. In our review of YG's My Krazy Life, DX called the project, "a solid major label debut." His fans seem to agree.

Kanye West And Andre 3000 For Throwback Thursday

If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard too much new music from Akon, it’s because he’s busy keeping the lights on. Literally. In February 2014, the Senegalese American singer announced his “Akon Lighting Africa” initiative. With the help of Give1Project and ADS Global Corporation SA, Akon hopes to bring electricity to one million households by the end of 2014. Lately his IG feed has featured him alongside the likes of Gabonese President, Ali Bongo. But during his latest visit stateside, Akon took time to spread the gospel of “Akon Lighting Africa” with 50 Cent and Jack Thriller for ThisIs50.

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