Baewatch was in full effect this week on Instagram thanks to Beyonce and Kehlani. There were other, lesser highlights — E-40’s “Slurricane” line of adult beverages continues to expand its sphere of influence, a couple rappers dare to go against lean culture, & Funk Volume challenges all other labels to a $500,000 rap battle.
And more! Take a look at some of the best hip hop Instagram posts of the week after the jump.
Birdman usually poses with bottles and blunts on Instagram but this week he pose with a picture of estranged son Lil Wayne. An olive branch, perhaps?
Killer Mike (@killermike)
El-P still be in the van taking rips from a makeshift apple pipe 10 minutes before he has to make a public appearance.
Swizz Beatz (@therealswizzz)
Swizz making them classy beats.
The Alchemist (@alanthechemist)
The Alchemist making them grimy beats.
Nearing the end of her “You Should Be Here” tour, Kehlani heads to Hawaii for a few days of well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Funk Volume (@funkvolume)
While in NYC, Hopsin. Dizzy Wright, & Jarren Benton stopped by HNHH headquarters…
Sway in the Morning (@realsway)
…before heading to “Sway in the Morning,” where the challenged any label to a $500k rap battle. Hopefully someone accepts.
OG Maco (@ogxmaco)
Rocky, Maco, Miguel.
Public Enemy (@publicenemyftp)
With “Straight Outta Compton” crushing it in the box office, Public Enemy reminds everyone that they too have been fighting the power since the ’80s.
Cypress Hill (@cypresshill)
Ditto Cypress Hill.
Ja Rule (@ruleyorkcity)
Ja Rule gets ready to go scuba diving with his boys.
Mick Jenkins (@mickjenkins)
Mick Jenkins shares an inside look onto the set of the “Your Love” music video. Looks promising.
Travi$ Scott (@travisscott)
La Flame dropped the Rodeo cover this week and let us know that the action figure will be available along with the album on Sept 4.
A year ago, E-40’s Slurricane and Earl Stevens lines of wine were only available at Bay Area retailers. Now he’s expanded his sphere of influence as far as Kansas City. When it inevitably hits the east coast, it’s game over for Carlo Rossi.
Snoop Dogg (@snoopdogg)
Snoop honors Nate Dogg’s birthday with a throwback pic of him chilling with Nate, Bobby Womack, Val Young, & Rick James.
Mike WiLL Made-It (@mikewillmadeit)
Tupelo to Times Square, mamma we made it!!
Deniro Farrar (@leaderofcultrap)
Deniro lets us know how he’s feeling about that Promethazine. “Fuck codeine aka lean,” he wrote. “It’s destroying our God body. ‘h20’ is where it’s at.”
Meanwhile, Curren$y can’t get enough dirty Sprite.
Nor can the #DS2 god Future, who sips on rooftops and in boardrooms with Drake in his new “Where It’s At” video.
O captain my captain.