With the BET Hip-Hop Awards airing tomorrow, we list the illest cyphers since the show's beginning.
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. The nicest emcee goes home with the respect of onlookers and a metaphorical prize that comes with murdering everything on sight.
But before the show airs, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable cyphers of the past years. We’ve comprised a list based on individual skill, lyrical content, and the group’s dominance.
A Cypher Defined: