Yesterday, the Atlanta rapper shared on his Instagram page high school yearbook photos of himself and 19 other rap stars.
The post has gone viral, generating more than 60,000 likes and 3,500 comments from excited fans.
Though the majority of the photos have been circulating on the Internet for years, seeing so many of them grouped together like a page from a high school yearbook makes for especially fun viewing.
Ice Cube’s former hairstyle – a long, Jheri curl – prompted a lot of laughs. “Loving ice cube with the drip drip look,” user Brownsugar1_ca wrote. Zuleystar20 agreed, “They don’t [have] noting on Cube’s soul glow.” Saintsman1285 compared Ice Cube to an 1980s pop star: “Ice Cube cracks me up, lookin like lionel [richie] lol.”
Many users complimented Pharrell and Will Smith for maintaining their boyish looks. “Will Smith looks like he just took that pic last week,” Bleauhe commented. I_am_jhon added, “Pharrell minus the hair.. Still the same. Damn [v]ampire!!”
Even before Nicki Minaj had a Hollywood glam team, she was a beauty, according to reap3r_zg. He wrote, “Nicki Minaj still looked good as hell.” Eminem and Drake, however, have reportedly improved with age. “Is that really Drake?” Mekmek77 asked. “Eminem looks like Frodo from lord of the rings,” Zulfeqarkapasi joked.
The all-star list also includes photos of Diddy, Kanye West, Queen Latifah, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Tyler the Creator, Childish Gambino, Wale, J. Cole, Kid Cudi, Missy Elliott, Young Jeezy, and MC Hammer.