It is one of the most exciting parts of any awards show, the Cyphers at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Tonight the Hip Hop Awards show aired, it was recorded weeks ago. It lacked some of the star power in line-ups from years past, but one notable cypher that everyone was looking forward was the TDE edition.
Everyone wanted to see how Kendrick would follow up the “Control” verse. He addressed it in the Cypher:
“And nothing’s been the same since they dropped Control
And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes
HA HA, jokes on you.
Hi-Five, I’m bullet proof
Ya s***’ll never penetrate
Pin a tail on a donkey boy, ya been a fake”
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The Cypher was incredible and had the same angry vibe in his Control verse. Kendrick ended the Cypher with “King Kendrick.” An obvious reference to his ‘control’ verse where he claims he is the king of New York.
Here is the list of the Cyphers we got before the Awards show, via KarenCivil:
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