Picture This: Week Recap

In case you slept on anything that went down in hip-hop this week here’s a visual guide to recap what you might of missed…

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  • #Earl-Featured
  • Earl-Odd-Future
    Earl Sweatshirt making his grand return at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom during the group's concert on Tuesday (March 20).
  • Pharell-Odd-Future-Show
    Pharrell and Lil Wayne checking out Odd Future's show at the Fillmore in Miami Beach.
  • Earl-Odd-Future-2
    Odd Future at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom (March 13).
  • Nas
    Steve Stoute interviewing Nas at SXSW over the weekend.
  • Kanye-Common
    Kanye West joining Common for the rapper's 40th birthday celebration.
  • Jay-Z
    Jay-Z spotted heading to a NYC restaurant during the week.
  • Chingy-JD
    Chingy alongside Jermaine Dupri at the Matrix Fitness Party at the VIP Room in Paris, France.
  • Nicki-Japan-1
    Nicki Minaj being greeted by fans after arriving in Japan.
  • Jay-Z-Beyonce
    Jay-Z and Beyonce leaving the NOBU restaurant in NYC.
  • Drake-HYFR
    Drake behind the scenes of his upcoming video for "HYFR".
  • Nicki-Minaj-Japan-2
    A glamored up Nicki Minaj taking flicks with fans while out in Japan.
  • 2Chainz
    2 Chainz all smiles during a radio interview this past week at SXSW.
  • TI-BoB-SXSW
    T.I. alongside B.o.B at the Warner Sound showcase at SXSW.
  • Nas-SXSW
    Nas performing at SXSW
  • Nas-AZ
    (From left to right) Pete Rock, Nas, DJ Premier, and AZ during Mr. Jones' SXSW <em>Illmatic</em> performance.
  • Nas-3-SXSW
    More performance flicks from QB's Finest.
  • Theo
    Theophilus London rocking the crowd
  • young-Jeezy-Hustlaz-Ambition
    Young Jeezy holding court at San Diego's House of Blues for another one of his <em>Hustlaz Ambition</em> tour stops.
  • ASAP-MGK
    Machine Gun Kelly and A$AP Rocky silencing the beef rumors at SXSW. (via Karen Civil)
  • BigSean-Wiz
    Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa during a recent performance. (via Instagram)
  • TI-Showtime
    Newest co-stars to Showtime's latest series "Boss," T.I. and actress Sanaa Lathan, alongside singer/actor Rotimi (left), at the show's cast dinner this week.
  • No-Malice
    Formerly Malice, No Malice during a radio interview with Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club."
  • Tyler-Pharrell
    Pharrell in the studio with Tyler, the Creator.
  • Mgk-French
    Bad Boy's French Montana and Machine Gun Kelly taking over NY's Greenhouse Nightclub for the "Wild Boy's" EP release party.
  • Big-Sean-Spring-Break
    Big Sean's Work Week
    Earlier this week, Big Sean played principal for the day at a local Detroit high school to encourage students to stay in school, a destination he previously dismissed on record. Though, <em>XXL</em> applauds Sean's effort to encourage education, it certainly ignited a laugh when we envisioned how things would’ve gone down if the ass-obsessed rapper oversaw an entire high school. It made us ponder: What would happen if Sean took on other odd jobs for a day? Here’s <em>XXL</em>’s version of Big Sean's workweek. He <em>do</em> it!
  • Drake-OVO-Club-Paradise
    A shot of Drizzy Drake during his Club Paradise Tour, which closed last week.
  • Young-Jeezy-Spring-Break
    Young Jeezy showing up to MTV's Spring Beak 2012 showcase in Las Vegas.
  • BoB-Spring-Break2012
    B.o.B posing for flicks before his Spring Break 2012 performance in Las Vegas.
  • Diggy
    Diggy Simmons rocking NYC's Highline Ballroom on the eve of his album's release date (March 19).
  • Diddy
    Diddy, sporting a hoody in honor of the life of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin.