The beauty of a cypher is that it gathers artists from different walks of life and allows them to share their fortes. In a hip-hop cypher, competitors and spectators alike gather to hear some of the hardest bars around.
You can't escape Kendrick Lamar in hip-hop at this point in time. After claiming to be the King of New York on Big Sean's "Control" and name-dropping a bunch of his colleagues, thus getting the rap world in a tizzy, he continues his domination with the upcoming BET Hip-Hop Awards.
The BET Hip-Hop Awards are on the way, and today the full list of nominations have been unveiled. The event goes down on October 14th at the Atlanta Civic Center in the ATL, and will premiere at 8 PM. Snoop Dogg is set to return as the event's host.
Yesterday Travi$ Scott voiced his opinion on his own freestyle during the BET cyphers, saying he was "underwhelmed" by the beat. Today the talk of the BET cyphers continues, as ScHoolboy Q talks about the TDE cypher with Sway In The Morning.
Earlier in the month we received the full list of nominations for this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards, which will be airing on TV on October 14th at 8 PM. Today Billboard has announced some of the performers we can expect to see at this year's event.
For some reason, BET decided to unveil the winners of 2014's Hip-Hop Awards before the show airs later tonight. DJ Mustard came away with a whopping three of the 18 awards, with Kendrick Lamar, Drake and YG/Jeezy/Rich Homie Quan all snagging two each.
The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards aired last night, and we saw memorable performances from Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Diddy, and many more, not to mention the highly anticipated BET cyphers.
The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards went down in Atlanta this past weekend, although viewers don't actually get to see the event until it airs on BET on October 14th. Nonetheless, we have some green carpet exclusive coverage from the past weekend that you can check out prior to the awards show airing.
Well it looks like Slaughterhouse will partake in the most exciting part of each year's BET Hip Hop Award Show.... the cypher.
Taking to Instagram earlier today, Joe Budden revealed a photo (above) of DJ Premier, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9, and himself with the caption:
"It's that time again.....#Cypher"
The BET Hip-Hop Awards went down in Atlanta this past weekend, bringing out rappers, video vixens, industry people and more. For those who couldn't actually attend the event, Twitter was full of live tweets documenting what went down, from the BET cyphers to the red carpet.