SOHH Whatcha Think: The Cyphers Have Offically Aired: Who Was The Best And Who Was Hot Garbage? [Click Here & Speak]
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 12:00AM
Welp. Another year of cyphers from the BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night, and there were a few highs, a few low's and some spitters whose flows can be easily forgotten. You never know what you'll get with BET, which is why the cypher is one of the coolest things to check out.
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We saw cats like Busta Rhymes, Eminem and Ludacris come through and flex their years of experience in the mainstream on the younger spitters. We also saw kids like B.O.B, Machine Gun Kelly and Yelawolf go in for the new generation.
Thing about the cypher is that every year it becomes more and more polished, so that feel one would get from a true park jam rhyme session is lost, in fact, the vibe of the show has become very commercial, as spitters are allowed multiplte takes to perfect their verses.
Don't believe me? VA spitter Skillz had this to say about his experience behind the scenes of this year's cypher:
"Watching some of that sh*t was sad. I watched two particular rappers who are all over the blogs, mixtapes, radio, and magazines stop and start their verses over 64 times!! 64!! I stood there and counted, yo! Between the two of them, they started over 64 times!! We talking 16 bars, yo! And I don't mean they messed up at the 14th bar and started over. You f*cked up at bar three! I mean, damn, did you write the verse??? Watching that sh*t was sad, 'cuz let the web tell it, you're the new hot kid on the block. But, what I saw didn't represent that at all. I don't know. I expected more, I guess. Like, know your verse. Come prepared. I felt bad for DJ Premier. He had to sit there through that and remain professional," he recalls.(All Hip Hop)
Our question to you today is this: From the cyphers that aired last night, who was the best and who was straight wack juice?