According to a familiar cliché, a picture is worth a thousand words. Your favorite celebrities—including rappers—are doing less and less press, but luckily 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, Snoop Dogg snoopifies himself and joins the Brazilian team at the World Cup, 50 Cent hosts a G-Unit BBQ, and Juelz Santana spreads some Independence Day Love. Check the rest of the week’s top Instagram posts below.

50 Cent To Mayweather: "You're Gonna Get Shot Over This"

Good ol, red, white and blue. Juelz Santana is the literal embodiment of "American Gangster." At least in this picture. When the world was exposed to the "Dipset Anthem" music video, all eyes shifted to Juelz Santana as soon as the song switched to the Just Blaze-produced classic "I Really Mean It." That's when Santana's fit transformed into the American flag. Funny thing is on the album, Diplomatic Immunity, along with "Dipset Anthem" and "I Really Mean It," there's a song titled "I Love You" with a highly controversial time-sensitive (and censored) line by Juelz that "praises" 9/11 terrorist Mohamed Omar Atta "for his courage behind of the plane." Juelz Santana defended his lyric, saying that it was misinterpreted. Then, later wore the flag from head to toe on a day that was not 4th of July and reminded us of his Dipset patriotism.


Nicki Minaj's Smile Before The Shade

Old friends producer No I.D. and Chicago's own Common are completely comfortable making music together and sitting on a stage together talking about the music they made together. This picture was snapped during a listening session for Common's Nobody's Smiling, executive produced by No I.D. The rapper and the producer have a long history together. No I.D.'s produced Common's first three albums and now, Common is releasing his 10th studio album under No I.D.'s label ARTium Records/Def Jam. I mean, if it works, you stick the formula. Common and No I.D. are doing just that.


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If you're not following Jonathan Mannion on Instagram, you're missing out. (Click here to see his profile). The photographer has outtake after outtake of photographs from classic shoots he's done over the years. Because it was the 4th of July, Mannion released an photo from the vault of OutKast standing in front of the United States' flag. The shot was for the cover of FADER and shot in Atlanta, Georgie and Stankonia Studios. Mannion wrote, "It's hard to resist sending this epic moment out there into the world on this day that celebrates our independence as a country. Today, I raise a glass to each and every one of you in celebration of our individuality. However, never lose sight of the fact that we're stronger united." He also raised his glass to Big Boi and Andre 3000 for being leaders in the industry.


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GQ recognizes good style when they see it. In GQ feature "Harlem Reshuffled," A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and the rest of the A$AP Mob, along with fellow Harlemite Cam'ron, appear in dapper fashion. A$AP Mob is dubbed the "hottest crew in Harlem" in the feature and it lists what each member of the clan is wearing from tailored blazer to shoes. "Harlem has always been known for its swagger and pizzazz,” said the stylish leader A$AP Rocky in the article. “I get my high-end look downtown, but my street style comes from uptown.” Check out the mob and the rest of "Harlem Reshuffled," here.


Snoop Dogg Snoopifies World Cup 2014

This is all the dialogue you need to know: "Buck, what the fuck are you doing?" -50 Cent. "Making punch. *smiles*" -Young Buck. 50 Cent hosted a G-Unit BBQ (for his birthday, I believe) and it truly was a G-Unit BBQ. Lloyd Banks and Young Buck were on kitchen duty while the rest of the guys were either sleeping on the couch or kicking people out. Of course, Fiddy was there to capture it all on Instagram. He provides a closeup of Banks' almost-ready shish kabobs (which look delicious) and pans to Buck carefully stirring the most important drink of any barbeque, the punch. Team work makes the dream work.

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