The BET Hip Hop Awards are right around the corner and one of the most entertaining part of the show is the “Cyphers” segment. The Cyphers are usually in black and white and feature some of hip hop’s stars ‘freestyle’ rapping.
The line up for this year has been announced and it isn’t necessarily the star-studded cast we’ve seen in the past. Slaughterhouse has made appearances before and will again this year. Kendrick Lamar has been in a cypher and will make an appearance this year. He is easily the biggest name in hip hop right now performing in the cypher. A$AP Rocky makes an appearance too.
The most interesting person in the Cyphers might be Lil’ Kim, especially given her ongoing beef with YMCMB’s Nicki Minaj. Another interesting one will be Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon. Hart we know will be hilarious, it will be interesting to see if Nick Cannon tries to be serious and ‘go hard’ or if he channels some of his more humorous “Wild ‘n Out” wildstyle flair.
It is also worth noting that Karen Civil said attendees of the show (which was filmed September 28th) confirmed that their were 8 cyphers. She only listed 7 though. Does that mean there is a surprise cypher? Did one get broken into two?
Cypher 1 – Wax, Rapsody, Emis Killa, Rittz, Jon Connor
Cypher 2 – A$AP Mob: Ferg, Twelvy, Nast, Ant & Rocky
Cypher 3 – Action Bronson, Star Life Breezy (Sprite Contest Winner) ,Travis $cott, Tifanny Foxx & Lil Kim
Cypher 4 – Slaughterhouse: Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce da 5’9 & Joe Budden
Cypher 5 – TDE: ScHoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, Ab Soul, Isiah Rashad & Kendrick Lamar
Cypher 6 – Real Husbands Of Hollywood: Chocolate Drop (Kevin Hart), Nick Cannon, Nelly, Boris Kodjoe, Dwayne Martin, JB Smooth
Cypher 7 – Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Problem & Astro
The show airs on Tuesday, October 15th at 8 p.m. ET.