Instagram—the free photo-sharing service for your iPhone and iPad—is the latest social network to catch on and grow exponentially, specifically within the hip-hop community.
For years, rappers have claimed that they document the culture, but now they really can! Every Andre 3000 is now an Ansel Adams. And how better to show that you’re not only large, but also in charge than by throwing a 1977 filter on a flick you took of yourself not-caring, but really caring?
Despite the fact that the gilded era of 90s hip-hop is long behind us, a number of the OG industry veterans still active in the community can’t help but remind their fanbases of where it all started. From harkening back to the Death Row vs. Bad Boy Records feud, to the days where Eminem still bleached his hair, rappers like Diddy and Snoop are more than happy to take us back in time via their social media feeds.
As we take a stroll down other peoples’ memory lanes, However, for a few of these decorated OGs, reminiscing about the days when Pac was still with us is a stark reminder of just how great the genre has shifted and changed. Joining the ranks of fellow key industry players who continually voice their discontent over the waves of SoundCloud rappers and clout-chasing viral stars hitting the charts today, Diddy hopped on the ‘Gram to soften up his #ThrowbackThursday with a commentary on hip-hop’s growing influence in popular culture as a whole.
In case you missed what Akon said about the 80s Arts Click here.