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 (birdman5star)

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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)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

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)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

Swizz making them classy beats.

The Alchemist (@alanthechemist)

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The Alchemist making them grimy beats.

Kehlani (@kehlanimusic)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

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)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

While in NYC, Hopsin. Dizzy Wright, & Jarren Benton stopped by HNHH headquarters…

Sway in the Morning (@realsway)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

…before heading to “Sway in the Morning,” where the challenged any label to a $500k rap battle. Hopefully someone accepts.

OG Maco (@ogxmaco)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

Rocky, Maco, Miguel.

Public Enemy (@publicenemyftp)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

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)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

Ditto Cypress Hill.

Ja Rule (@ruleyorkcity)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

Ja Rule gets ready to go scuba diving with his boys.

Mick Jenkins (@mickjenkins)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

Mick Jenkins shares an inside look onto the set of the “Your Love” music video. Looks promising.

Travi$ Scott (@travisscott)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

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.

E-40 (@e40)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

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)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

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)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

Tupelo to Times Square, mamma we made it!!

Deniro Farrar (@leaderofcultrap)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

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.”

Curren$y (@spittaandretti)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

Meanwhile, Curren$y can’t get enough dirty Sprite. 

Future (@future)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

Nor can the #DS2 god Future, who sips on rooftops and in boardrooms with Drake in his new “Where It’s At” video.

Beyonce (@beyonce)

28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (August 15-21)

O captain my captain.