SOHH Whatcha Think: A Look Ahead: What Up & Coming Spitters, Rap Crews & Veterans Should Be In NEXT Year's Cypher? [Click Here & Speak]
Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 12:05AM
The cypher has been the talk of the town since it aired yesterday. There were many, many spitters, but cats like Royce, Eminem ... f*ck it, the entire Shady 2.0 Team ... seemed to get the most shine. The cool think about BET is that they have a habit of mixing up the new dudes with the vets, so as we close the chapter on this year's Hip Hop Awards, let's hear who rap fans wanna see go in next year.
DMX and T.I. are free (again), these two n*ggas spend more time in jail than the warden, but if they are still good money this time next year, they definitely get my pick for established rhymers that need to take a swing at the cypher. It'd be cool to see Canibus and Phonte take a stab at it as well.
Nas and Jigga would be a good look, but I'm not too sure if Nas rocks with BET like that and Hov will be too busy changing diapers this time next year.
As far as rap crews, what's really good with a Roc Nation cypher????? It would seem like Jay would be DYING to let his two front men Jay Electronica and J. Cole (does Jay only sign n*ggas whose name begins with J?) Hop in the mix and tear sh*t up. Remember the golden Roc-A-Fella days when them Philly n*ggas would invade radio stations and host a freestyle takeover? Yeah, that's what I mean -- let Cole and Elec cook.
Now on to the new n*ggas. Cats that are trying to get that shine. Fred Da Godson would be a good loook. And just for fun, why not throw Lil B in there ... I mean, you already know he's NOT gonna spit a written.
9th Wonder's artist Rapsody isn't exactly new, but the chick can spit, let her rock. Finally, let's see what the young homey Mac Miller can do ... there's not too many young bucks I'm checkin' for like that, so you'll have to toss more names in the mix.
SOHH Watcha Think -- What new kids, rap crews and vets should hop in next year's cypher?
Mentioned Nas earlier in this column, check out this new joint with Esco and Rick Ross and let us know how you like it.
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]