The highlight of the BET Hip-Hop Awards every year is the cypher. Who can forget Nicki Minaj’s blistering bars or Kendrick Lamar’s explosive post-“Control” verse? And this year promises even more show-stopping moments that are bound to become trending topics.
The lineup for this year’s cypher has been revealed and features a mix of old school and new school. Hip-hop OGs Redman, Erick Sermon, and Keith Murray will trade bars in a Def Squad freestyle. Vince Staples, Casey Veggies, and King Mez are among the class of 2015, while Tink, Nicole Paris, and Renee Elise Goldsberry will hold it down for the ladies. They will be backed by Questlove, DJ Scratch, and DJ Premier.
Hosted by Snoop Dogg, the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2015 were taped last night in Atlanta, and will air Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. EST. For more information, visit BET.com.
In addition to the cypher, the show will feature performances from Diddy, Lil’ Kim, Future, T.I., Rich Homie Quan, DeJ Loaf, and more.
See the 2015 cypher lineup below.
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Renee Elise Goldsberry