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 behind-the-scenes look at Skyzoo’s next album, Joe Budden teases a move to late night, and The Roots take over Gramercy Theatre.
Skyzoo Shares Making of “In Celebration of Us”
The making of “In Celebration of Us”, a short documentary directed by @sen.floyd, highlighting the writing and in studio process of the LP. Behind the scenes footage in the lab, the album cover photo shoot, Blue Note, the works. Click the link in the bio to direct to the site. “In Celebration of Us” available Feb 2nd. #InCelebrationOfUs #FGR #WrittenBySkyzoo ✊🏽✊🏽
In preparation for the February 2 release of In Celebration of Us, Skyzoo crafted a short documentary to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.
Joe Budden Teases Late Night Show
After securing a deal with Revolt TV earlier this month, Joe Budden may have given fans a preview of what’s to come. The former Everyday Struggle host hinted at hosting his very own late night show.
The Roots Take Over Gramercy Theatre
We Heard Your Cry. Every #Grammy season for years it’s: “Why Do You Guys Post Pics Of Events Us Common Folk Can’t Have Access To!!?” This changes NOW: @TheRoots are taking OVER @gramercytheatre for the next 4 days: on Wed afternoon: I’ll host Conversations On Creativity w the good folks of #92y. On Thur afternoon: the entire @QLS family will do its first #QuestloveSupreme on @pandora LIVE broadcast w a special guest & friend of mine (hint: we may talk about our DAY when we were making SENSE of all that ELECTRIC CHOCOLATE)! On Fri: @BlackThought takes over w an afternoon screening of #SchoolDaze & a conversation panel afterwards w special guests (hmmm) then on Saturday just added: my afternoon #BreaksForKids (1st one in Manhattan!) The Dance Party for the entire family. I play the throwback music, y’all fool your 3 year old into thinking that War’s #LowRider is a brand new jam! Ha ha. All RSVP INFO on the fliers. Hope to see you there!
For four nights leading up to the Grammys, The Legendary Roots Crew hosted a free entry, all-ages event at Gramercy Theatre consisting of 92Y’S Conversations On Creativity, a Black Thought-hosted film screening and a special edition of Questlove’s Breaks For Kids.
DJ Khaled & JAY-Z In The Studio
DJ Khaled is a busy man. Aside from gunning for Lil Pump’s signature, Khaled was in the studio this week hosting a listening session with JAY-Z. Whether or not Hov is featured in the new music hinted at in Khaled’s post remains to be seen.
EarthGang Set To Release Royalty EP
Back in August of 2017, J. Cole signed EarthGang to Dreamville Records last year. The duo revealed a February released date for Royalty — the third EP in a trilogy leading into their next album, Mirror Land.
Joey Bada$$ Covers Prince
In the middle of a touring Australia and Asia, Joey Bada$$ found time to cover Prince’s “When Dove’s Cry” for Australian radio station triple j’s Like A Version segment.
Kaytranada & Playboi Carti Partner With Adidas
Kaytranada and Playboi Carti have teamed up with Adidas for the brand’s “Original is” campaign.
National Good Day Day
The Internet is a wonderful place. Using clever research and pinpoint accuracy, a devoted fan has figured out one of Hip Hop’s greatest mysteries by revealing January 20, 1992 to be the “good day” Ice Cube referred to in the classic “It Was A Good Day.”
Kanye West Links With Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert sparked excitement in fans when he posted a picture with none other than Kanye West. Whether the two will be collaborating on new music, fashion, or were simply just hanging out has yet to be seen. Yeezy has been rather quiet as of late, but with his contributions to the newly released Culture II and recent sightings carrying around his laptop, Yeezy Season may, in fact, be approaching.