Videos After The Jump
The cyphers have become an integral a part of the BET Hip Hop Awards. Fans tune in to see how their favorite rapper compares to his or her peers.
This year should be no different as BET has assembled a nice list of spittas for the show.
Slaughterhouse, Eminem, Skillz, Nitty Scott MC, Estelle, Meek Mill, Wale, Officer Ricky, Ludacris, Blind Fury, Kevin McCall, Chris Brown, Lady of Rage, Busta Rhymes, B.o.B., Yelawolf, Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Machine Gun Kelly and more will step up to the mic to see if they have what it takes to stand out amongst their peers.
As always, DJ Premier will man the turntables.
The show airs Tuesday October 11 8P/7C.
Check out previews of the cyphers below. Who are you most looking forward to seeing this year?
Estelle and Saprono - Cypher leak # 1
Joe Budden and Blind Fury - Cypher Leak #2
Officer Ricky and Meek Mill - Cypher Leak #3
Ludacris and Nitty Scott MC - Cypher Leak #4
Hip Hop Awards ‘11: Behind the Cyphers No. 1
Hip Hop Awards ‘11: Behind the Cyphers No. 2
Hip Hop Awards ‘11: Behind the Cyphers No. 3
Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Machine Gun Kelly, B.o.B., French Montana, among others tell us the meaning behind “cypher.”
Cypher MCs Kendrick Lamar, Termanology, B.o.B. and more share their preparation techniques and what it means to participate in a session.
2011: The Warm Up Cypher Vol. 1: MCs Gilbere Forte, Chris Sutton (Sprite’s Hot 16 Winner), XV and Jay Rock
2011: The Warm Up Cypher Vol. 2: Rico Staxx, Wais P, Termanology, Sean Cross and French Montana