With this week being the 20th anniversary of Nas' classic debut album, Illmatic, the Gram was full of photos of the Queensbridge emcee while he celebrated the joyous moment and re-release of the album.
On April 13, Nas shared a photo of himself with G Code and wrote, "Good times. Henny brunch wit @thegcode" The Don also posted a photo of himself performing at Coachella.
On April 17, Nasty Nas shared a photo of himself on the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival where "Time Is Illmatic," a documentary about the creation of the rapper's debut album, premiered. He wrote, "Aura. Last night was mad real. #TimeisIllmatic#TriBecaFilmFestival #IllmaticXX @jlindebergjournal "
This week Drizzy flew to Houston to surprise 15-year-old Kenedy Brown, who has terminal brain cancer. The Toronto rapper spent a day with Brown and some of her friends.
Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj)
Early this week, Nicki Minaj shared photos of herself before she headed to the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. While at the awards she also posted a few photos of herself with some of her cast mates from her new movie, "The Other Woman."
Karen Civil (@karencivil)
On April 13, blogger and content creator Karen Civil shared a photo of her and Nas at Coachella House with the caption, "Anybody can be a rapper, but not anybody can be a classical artist. Celebrating 20 years of impacting culture the through the genius of Illmatic.#HennessyXNas"
The Game (@thedocumentary)
On April 17, The Game had something for the "THOTS". He shared a photo of himself and wrote,"#THOTthursdays had to take one for them (Thirsty Hoes Out There) not to be confused with all the beautiful women that follow me...... THOTS, you know who you are... This ones for you 😉#MarryingTheGameSeason3 #BehindTheScenes #VH1#51Minds "
Brianna Perry (@BriannaPerry)
Apparently the Miami rapper has recently graduated. On April 16 Brianna shared a graduation photo and wrote, "
No better feeling than setting a goal and accomplishing it ... Countdown to Graduation #ProudCane"
Jim Jones (@jimjonescapo)
Jimmy as new ink. On April 17, the Harlem rapper shared a photo of himself getting a new tattoo. He wrote,"From la to Harlem my bro @booboonegrete came all th way to th east coast to give me n th family some work#vampirelife #300spartan check his work out go to his page"
On April 18, he shared a photo and wrote,"#vampirelife newvampcity.com #FlyFridays#SummersComin #VL #MDR #CL"
Atlanta rapper and reality TV star Rasheeda showed off her curly mane on April 18. She wrote,"What a longggggg day I'm exhausted! #goodnightluv's!"
Jermaine Dupri (@jwarhol)
On April 14, JD shared a photo of himself and Nas at Coachella. The rapper and producer wrote, "They will either tell you your goal is unattainable or impossible! Don't Listen to Them!! Everything is impossible until someone does it! Stay firm with your desires and DON'T compromise!! Have your cake and eat it too! That's what cakes are made for! -Ash'Cash (@IamAshCash)
@sosodef @nasnyc #hennessy #coachella"
Waka Flocka Flame (@wakaflockabsm)
On April 18, the "Hard In Da Paint" rapper shared a picture from a sold a show. Waka wrote, "Ya boy!!!!! #Soldout"
On April 17, the Kang shared a photo of himself before flying a helicopter. The "Go Get It" rapper wrote,"On my fly shit.... U ain't seen nothin yet!!!! #Paperwork#Turnit #ghday1nigga #hustlegangovererrrrthang"
Joe Budden (@joebudden)
On April 17, Joe shared a photo of himself with Royce 5'9. The Slaughterhouse rapper wrote,"Half of the whole. #HouseGang"
On April 18, Diamond shared a photo of her and Eve in the studio. The former Crime Mob member wrote,"Look Who Made My Whole Year Yall?!!My BiG SiS @therealeve just Surprised me in the studio !!!!!#NyCBound Congrats On Her Wedding !!! I'm So Happy For Her!'!' #ToBeContinued #love #loyalty#Respect"
On April 18, Wale posted a picture flexing his muscles. The Nigerian rapper wrote,"No Vince McMahon but I swear I get ya Bishhhofffff"
On April 18, the Brooklyn rapper shared a photo of himself and wrote,"Still grinding. "It's a Marathon not a Sprint" #stillhere#unstoppable #KOB"
Raven Sorvino (@ravensorvino)
On April 17, the Los Angeles rapper shared a photo of herself with fellow rapper MC Jin. She wrote,"Last night at the @thegreatcompany MC Jin and I did a playa record produced by @heyhyphen and@chikotiqmusic #106andpark #ruffryders"
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