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...
Earl Sweatshirt making his grand return at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom during the group's concert on Tuesday (March 20).
Pharrell and Lil Wayne checking out Odd Future's show at the Fillmore in Miami Beach.
Odd Future at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom (March 13).
Steve Stoute interviewing Nas at SXSW over the weekend.
Kanye West joining Common for the rapper's 40th birthday celebration.
Jay-Z spotted heading to a NYC restaurant during the week.
Chingy alongside Jermaine Dupri at the Matrix Fitness Party at the VIP Room in Paris, France.
Nicki Minaj being greeted by fans after arriving in Japan.
Jay-Z and Beyonce leaving the NOBU restaurant in NYC.
Drake behind the scenes of his upcoming video for "HYFR".
A glamored up Nicki Minaj taking flicks with fans while out in Japan.
2 Chainz all smiles during a radio interview this past week at SXSW.
T.I. alongside B.o.B at the Warner Sound showcase at SXSW.
Nas performing at SXSW
(From left to right) Pete Rock, Nas, DJ Premier, and AZ during Mr. Jones' SXSW Illmatic performance.
More performance flicks from QB's Finest.
Theophilus London rocking the crowd
Young Jeezy holding court at San Diego's House of Blues for another one of his Hustlaz Ambition tour stops.
Machine Gun Kelly and A$AP Rocky silencing the beef rumors at SXSW. (via Karen Civil)
Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa during a recent performance. (via Instagram)
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.
Formerly Malice, No Malice during a radio interview with Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club."
Pharrell in the studio with Tyler, the Creator.
Bad Boy's French Montana and Machine Gun Kelly taking over NY's Greenhouse Nightclub for the "Wild Boy's" EP release party.
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, XXL 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 XXL’s version of Big Sean's workweek. He do it!
A shot of Drizzy Drake during his Club Paradise Tour, which closed last week.
Young Jeezy showing up to MTV's Spring Beak 2012 showcase in Las Vegas.
B.o.B posing for flicks before his Spring Break 2012 performance in Las Vegas.
Diggy Simmons rocking NYC's Highline Ballroom on the eve of his album's release date (March 19).
Diddy, sporting a hoody in honor of the life of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin.