These days, you can find everything on the ‘Gram. From updates about your favorite artists to discovering the future of the culture in pretty much every corner of the app itself, no moment goes unnoticed in a mass media driven world. Instagram has long been a mainstay for photographers and video lovers alike, but the app also serves a very special purpose for musicians, celebrities and anyone who wants to get their voice heard and connect with each other. This week’s edition of Instagram Flexin’ includes a Gambino performance at the Grammys, new Skyzoo, the Governors Ball Lineup and more records for Cardi B.
Childish Gambino Locks In GRAMMY Performance
The last two years have been full of wins for the Atlanta creator. From “Redbone” and Awaken, My Love! to his aforementioned hit series and the Emmy wins to follow, Gambino’s success has skyrocketed. Now, the star is one of the first revealed performers for the upcoming 60th GRAMMY’s celebration.
Governors Ball Lineup
Eminem and Travis Scott will be the headliners with other notable acts filling out the roster, including N.E.R.D, Khalid, Jay Electronica, Westside Gunn, Conway and 2 Chainz.
And speaking of Tity Boi…
2 Chainz Heated With Governors Ball Flyer Placement
Whoever did this flyer need to do it over !!! No capp !! I put in to much work to settle !! I ain't goin for the buddy buddy Shit this year give me miness!!! #prettygirlsliketrapmusic platinum #4am platinum #gooddrank platinum #vibes platinum #bigamount platinum !! Numbers don't lie and neither do I !!!!
The Pretty Girls Like Trap Music rapper was upset with his name placement on the festival’s flyer. After naming his own platinum singles, 2 Chainz seeks respect for his hard work and claims that “numbers don’t lie.”
Skyzoo Preps New Album
And here we go, the countdown to my 4th solo album. Easily my most complex, most layered, and most important work to date, no debates. My greatest piece thus far: “In Celebration of Us”. Produced by Illmind, Apollo Brown, Daringer, Marc Nfinit, Cardiak, Tuamie, Ave Prod., Seige Monstracity, and Arte Mitchell. No rap features, I got enough raps. These are stories that, like “The Salvation”, I preferred to tell on my own. Tracklist and (singer) guest features below. Tentatively scheduled for February 2nd, as I’m still mixing and mastering. I’ve never been this meticulous about an album in my life. Conceptually, this is Ta-nehisi Coates meets Chappelle’s Show meets The Autobiography of Malcolm X meets Blackish meets the case of Sandra Bland meets the birth of Air Jordans. It’s intense. And it’s beautiful. See y’all in February. Photo by @photorobnyc #FGR #WrittenBySkyzoo #InCelebrationOfUs ✊🏽 ———————————— 1) Everybody's Fine 2) Sound Like… 3) Baker’s Dozen (feat. Raheem Devaughn) 4) Crown Holder 5) Heirlooms & Accessories 6) Forever In A Day 7) Remembering The Rest (feat. WordsNCurves) (Interlude) 8) The Purpose (feat. Kay Cola) 9) Love is Love 10) Black Sambo 11) Parks & Recreation (feat. Saba Abraha) 12) Collateral (feat. Jake&Papa) 13) The Stick-Up Tape From "Menace" 14) Hoodie SZN 15) Honor Amongst Thieves
The Brooklyn emcee prepares fans for his “most complex, most layered, and most important work to date.” In Celebration of Us is set for a February release.
Uncle Murda & Skillz “Rap-Up” Beef
Both artists have released their year-end Rap-Ups and now seem to be locked into a full-on beef. Following this DM exchange, Skillz released a vicious diss track dragging the G-Unit rapper for stealing his concept.
Will & Jada Reach 20
20 Years Ago Today we held hands and walked naively down that aisle. Here’s what I’ve learned since. . Love is Like Gardening… I have learned to focus on HELPING you to BLOSSOM into what YOU want to be (into what you were born to be)… Rather than Demanding that you become what my Fragile Ego needs you to be. . I’ve learned to take pleasure in Nourishing YOUR dreams… Rather than wrestling with you to Fulfill my Selfish Needs & Satiate My Insecurities. . I have learned that Love is Listening. Love is Giving. Love is Freedom. . Happy Anniversary, My Queen! I am forever Devoted to Nurturing your Deepest Truth.
The power couple celebrated their 20th anniversary this past weekend and The Fresh Prince shared a special Instagram post dedicated to his Queen.
Lil Pump Swears Off Xanax To Start 2018
The “Gucci Gang” rapper announced on Instagram that he no longer takes Xanax. Let’s hope this turns into a bigger trend throughout the rap game.
New Year, Same Bow Wow
Social media once again set its sights on Bow Wow when the rapper attempted to flex on IG by claiming, “I don’t got to go out. I got a club in the crib … You gotta pay me to go out.” The world’s greatest detecti … I mean the internet then did what it usually does quickly shut that lie down. C’mon, Bow.
Lady Of Rage Hospitalized
Former Death Row artist The Lady of Rage was hospitalized this week, although the cause of her visit is unknown at the time. The “Afro Puffs” legend shared her appreciation for the overwhelming amounts of love and support she has received.
50 Cent Seeks To Keep “Power” Airing In New York
Cable provider Optimum has recently dropped Starz (and Power with it) from its services. 50 – who had hoped to bring the show back early this year — took to Instagram to urge fans to call the company and complain.
Cardi B Sets Another Billboard Record
From “Bodak Yellow” to “MotorSport” to “Bartier Cardi,” the rap star has become just the third act in history to have her first three Hot 100 entries in the top 10 at the same time.