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, Eminem is slated to speak on Beats 1 radio, Boosie Badazz compares Rick  Ross arrest to Charleston shooting, and Chris Rock will guest star on Empire.

50 Cent Clowns Puffy

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Fif’s at it again! Caption: LMAO for high quality audio, #SMSAUDIO #FRIGO

Lupe Fiasco Pens White Supremacy Letter

A letter. Part 1 Of 3 Dear White Supremacy, First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very dominant positions. These positions have been gained mostly through force or some biological agent such as disease that did a lot of the dirty work for you in advance. I mean anybody can use force on an unarmed populous and anybody can have smallpox. Not judging, just wanted to point out that having a disease that native folks aren't immune to because they've never seen it doesn't make you strategically smart or tactically superior, just kind of sick. And these dominant positions don't really stand up to the test of time that long either. There is nothing about you biologically or physically that denotes an innate mode of supremacy. For that matter there is also nothing about you psychologically, philosophically, cognitively, academically, socially, architecturally, culturally or even financially that signifies a higher position above any other group. And to be diplomatic there is nothing about you that denotes innate inferiority as well. So what you really are is something in the middle. You are regular. White Regularity is congruent to all other forms of regularity i.e. Black, Brown, Etc etc. But in regularity there is room for differences and this is where White Regularity shines! Each group gets the same essential universals. Dance, food, music, etc. and it must be admitted that the White Regularity take on these universal institutions has been unbelievably impressive and a great addition to the total world culture. I mean spaghetti and meatballs, Romeo & Juliet, Coldplay, The Tuxedo, lighter that air travel are all world class additions to the collective bucket but they are no less or more impressive than every other regular groups take on the universals either. And if we really wanted to get analytical every invention is built on inspiration from a previously existing invention so the claim of "The Supreme 1st" to do something is highly debatable and except for a few exceptions, impossible! All things human aren't born from a supreme overlord solely working in isolation.

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A letter so long, it had to be split into three IG posts. Lupe Fiasco has long been a proponent of equal rights and an enemy of white supremacy. This time, he pens a letter to the white supremacy, calling them a farce. Caption: “A letter. Part 1 Of 3

Dear White Supremacy,

First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very dominant positions. These positions have been gained mostly through force or some biological agent such as disease that did a lot of the dirty work for you in advance. I mean anybody can use force on an unarmed populous and anybody can have smallpox. Not judging, just wanted to point out that having a disease that native folks aren’t immune to because they’ve never seen it doesn’t make you strategically smart or tactically superior, just kind of sick. And these dominant positions don’t really stand up to the test of time that long either. There is nothing about you biologically or physically that denotes an innate mode of supremacy. For that matter, there is also nothing about you psychologically, philosophically, cognitively, academically, socially, architecturally, culturally or even financially that signifies a higher position above any other group. And to be diplomatic there is nothing about you that denotes innate inferiority as well. So what you really are is something in the middle. You are regular. White Regularity is congruent to all other forms of regularity i.e. Black, Brown, Etc etc. But in regularity there is room for differences and this is where White Regularity shines! Each group gets the same essential universals. Dance, food, music, etc. and it must be admitted that the White Regularity take on these universal institutions has been unbelievably impressive and a great addition to the total world culture. I mean spaghetti and meatballs, Romeo & Juliet, Coldplay, The Tuxedo, lighter that air travel are all world class additions to the collective bucket but they are no less or more impressive than every other regular groups take on the universals either. And if we really wanted to get analytical every invention is built on inspiration from a previously existing invention so the claim of “The Supreme 1st” to do something is highly debatable and except for a few exceptions, impossible! All things human aren’t born from a supreme overlord solely working in isolation.”

Kanye And Kim Announce Sex Of Second Child

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian decided to break the news of their second child during a teaser for an upcoming episode of the E! reality series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Thanks to Kim, we now know this one will be a boy. Caption: “Precious moments like this when we were traveling on tour with you are what I live for. You’re such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too!”

Nas Says America Sells “A False Dream”

America has spent so much time, money & resources fighting wars abroad and completely fell asleep at the wheel of the war brewing within our cities, neighborhoods & blocks. We are supposed to stand for freedom & equal opportunity. That's supposed to mean MORE than just words but the actions of late just don't speak to what we are supposed to stand for. This is BIGGER than BLACK and WHITE. This is about America selling a false dream. Now we've obviously progressed since the inception of this nation but we took our eye off the ball and it feels as though things are moving backwards. As a black man, I find it difficult to understand that our biggest export (our American culture) comes from us. The people in the streets… The way the world dresses, talks, what they listen to, what they watch… That all comes from us. How can we be the ones responsible for America's biggest export & fear for our lives like we shouldn't belong here. I don't have all the answers nor do I believe anyone does, but we need to have conversations around how to improve as a nation. How do we show any ounce of progress that keeps hope alive. This is too big of a problem to be solved overnight but there needs to be some questions answered to get things back on the track of righteousness. Amazing people died for this country. We owe it to the past, present & future to come together and move this country in the right direction. This is my home just like it is anyone else's. RIP CRISPUS ATTUCKS. FIRST MAN TO DIE IN AMERICA's FREEDOM WAR & HE WAS BLACK! GOD BLESS EVERY OUNCE OF INNOCENT BLOOD SHED FOR THIS NATION & MY FAMILY.

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Nas recently wrote an open letter to America, questioning why Hip Hop culture is so glorified yet people from the streets feel threatened and unwelcome. He continues by saying that America exploits street culture. Caption: “America has spent so much time, money & resources fighting wars abroad and completely fell asleep at the wheel of the war brewing within our cities, neighborhoods & blocks. We are supposed to stand for freedom & equal opportunity. That’s supposed to mean MORE than just words but the actions of late just don’t speak to what we are supposed to stand for. This is BIGGER than BLACK and WHITE. This is about America selling a false dream. Now we’ve obviously progressed since the inception of this nation but we took our eye off the ball and it feels as though things are moving backwards. As a black man, I find it difficult to understand that our biggest export (our American culture) comes from us. The people in the streets… The way the world dresses, talks, what they listen to, what they watch… That all comes from us. How can we be the ones responsible for America’s biggest export & fear for our lives like we shouldn’t belong here. I don’t have all the answers nor do I believe anyone does, but we need to have conversations around how to improve as a nation. How do we show any ounce of progress that keeps hope alive. This is too big of a problem to be solved overnight but there needs to be some questions answered to get things back on the track of righteousness. Amazing people died for this country. We owe it to the past, present & future to come together and move this country in the right direction. This is my home just like it is anyone else’s. RIP CRISPUS ATTUCKS. FIRST MAN TO DIE IN AMERICA’s FREEDOM WAR & HE WAS BLACK! GOD BLESS EVERY OUNCE OF INNOCENT BLOOD SHED FOR THIS NATION & MY FAMILY.”

Eminem To Appear On Beats 1 Radio

My first interview for #beats1 @eminem Next week on @applemusic

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Eminem is slated to be radio host Zane Lowe’s first guest on Beats 1, a satellite radio station owned by Apple that is scheduled to go live on June 30. One of the topics of discussion is Eminem’s work on the upcoming movie Southpaw. Caption: My first interview for #beats1 @eminem Next week on @applemusic:

Chris Rock To Guest Star On “Empire”

Locked up with Lucious on #empireseason2 #terrencehoward #chrisrock #fox #freelucious ??

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It looks like comedian Chris Rock will be one of the many special guests to guest star on the next season of Fox’s hit series Empire. The creator of the show, Lee Daniels, have been letting fans in on some of the behind the scenes action. Caption: “Locked up with Lucious on #empireseason2#terrencehoward #chrisrock #fox#freelucious

Young Thug Announces Same Release Date As Lil Wayne

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Young Thug has announced the release date for the first edition of Slime Season. It is July 4, the same day that Lil Wayne has scheduled to release his Free Weezy Album. Young Thug went from calling Lil Wayne his “idol” to dissing Lil Wayne on his Barter 6 project. Caption: “July 4th lets get it!! VIDEO BY: @londonondatrack”

Chief Keef Releases Cover Art For New Mixtape

July 3rd powered by @alkidavid @filmontvnetworks @hologramusa @apple

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Chief Keef has released the cover art for his upcoming project “Bang 3.” This mixtape is slated to be released on July 3. The mixtape will serve as a follow-up to “Bang 2,” which was released in August, and was hosted by DJ Holiday, Mike Epps, and Michael Blackson. Caption: “July 3rd powered by @alkidavid @filmontvnetworks @hologramusa @apple

False Rumors Of Gucci Mane Released From Prison

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Unfortunately, Gucci Mane fans have had their hopes up with rumors surfacing about the rapper being released from prison. In 2013, the rapper was charged with two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon. He was sentenced to three years in 2014. Caption: “Bloggers don’t HAVE nothing better to DO. FIND A REAL JOB. GET YOUR Degree status UP ‼️ FREE GUCCI LAMES @gucci1017 I support the word on the STREETS”

“Empire” Actress Taraji P. Henson Hospitalized For Exhaustion

Known as Cookie on the FOX show Empire, Henson recently alerts her fans that she was being hospitalized for exhaustion. Taraji P. Henson’s television persona is one of a strong personality and a hard worker. We’re glad she is okay. Caption: “God has a way of saying “you’re doing too much!” “SAT DOWN SOMEWHERE”. I’m listening Father!!! I am taking several seats!!! Don’t worry y’all I’m a tough cookie! HA! I will be just fine. My momma and best friends are flying in to check on me. I AM FINE!!!!!!! Just need to SAT ALL THE WAY DOWN for a bit. #listentoyourbody”