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’ is a compilation from the Hip Hop world’s activity at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Rae Sremmurd Performs At SXSW Takeover
Rae Sremmurd performed a short set at the SXSW Takeover event and told fans that their next album, Sremmlife 3, is dropping in April.
DJ Carnage, .idk & More Perform At Heavyweight Royal Rumble
Murda Beatz Declares Himself “Sauciest White Boy In The Game”
Murda Beatz posted a photo amongst his friends and collaborators, including Maxo Kream and Smokepurpp. The 24-year-old super producer calls himself the “sauciest white boy in the game.”
August Greene Performs At NPR Music Showcase
Common’s trio August Greene, who recently dropped their debut album, delivered a 50-minute performance at the NPR Music Showcase on March 14. The performance took place just one day after Common’s 46th birthday.
Bud Light Cancels Show Following Bomb Threat
The Roots‘ Jam received a bomb threat on Saturday (March 17), causing the cancellation of the entire Bud Light showcase. Ludacris and Tank & The Bangas were among those slated to perform at the event.
Tekashi 6ix9ine No-Shows At World Star Show
Tekashi 6ix9ine was scheduled to headline the WorldStar show at SXSW but didn’t perform. Many believe he was avoiding Rap-A-Lot founder J Prince’s son, J Prince Jr., who showed up with a squad of allies and insinuated he was there to fight Tekashi. The two have been beefing since J Prince Jr. denied Tekashi entry to a party in Houston.
Elon Musk Cites Kanye As Inspiration
Elon Musk sat down for a Q&A panel at SXSW where he was asked who is his biggest inspiration. Without hesitation, the SpaceX founder named Kanye West. This is not the first time Musk has shown admiration for Ye. In 2015, he wrote a blurb for West’s placement on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list.
Smokepurpp Gets Into Altercation With Beats By Saif
Smokepurpp allegedly owes producer Beats By Saif $2000 and the debt led to an altercation. When Saif confronted the rapper outside a SXSW show, Smokepurpp was caught on video pushing and threatening the producer.