Hip-hop’s freshmen and veterans took turns on the mic during the cyphers for the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011. From up-and-comers Kendrick Lamar and Machine Gun Kelly to the Maybach Music Group and Shady 2.0 crews to singers-rappers Chris Brown and Estelle, the talent impressed with their wicked wordplay. Watch them all below and tell us who delivered the best bars.
Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, and B.o.B
Reek da Villian, 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes, and Ludacris
Lady of Rage, Blind Fury, Dom Kennedy, and Skillz
Maybach Music Group (Wale, Pill, Stalley, Meek Mill, and Rick Ross)
Chris Brown, Tyga, Ace Hood, and Kevin McCall
Estelle, France’s Soprano, Houston’s Lecrae, and Nitty Scott
Shady 2.0 (Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, and Eminem)