The cyphers used to be the highlight of every BET Hip Hop Awards but it’s been going down hill since Slaughterhouse raised the bar in 2011 with their Shady 2.0 set.
The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher featured verses from newcomers Reason, Tobe Nwigwe, Chika and more as well as some popular names most noticeably Vic Mensa, Blocboy JB, Erykah Badu and G Herbo. Despite the seemingly well mixed generations of talent, this year’s session turned out to be a serious let down.
Are these the best talents hip hop has on offer right now? Don’t answer – just watch the damn cyphers.
BlocBoy JB, YBN Cordae, Tobe Nwigwe and Duckwrth
Bri Steves, Sharaya, Neelem Hakim, Chika and Erykah Badu
Casanova, Phora, Shawn Smith, Flawless and Reason
Vic Mensa, G Herbo, Taylor Bennet and Nick Grant