Lil’ Mama

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014 Cyphers

Taylor Gang Cypher

The BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014 aired last night, and the highlight was once again the cyphers. Established and up-and-coming MCs all stepped to the mic hoping to earn a spot alongside Kendrick Lamar, Mos Def, Eminem, and Royce Da 5’9″ in the cypher hall of fame.

Taylor Gang’s Tuki Carter, Berner, Chevy Woods, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, and Wiz Khalifa joined forces and repped for their clique.

Lil Mama, Detroit Che, and Snow Tha Product held it down for the ladies, while Troy Ave, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates, and Jarren Benton proved why they earned a spot on XXL‘s Freshman Class list.

Hip-hop couple Remy Ma and Papoose celebrated black love with their cypher, name checking other famous couples including Beyoncé and Jay Z and Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.

With DJ Premier on the turntables, Arsonal, Couture, Calicoe, and Murda Mook all participated in a live cypher, but it was Mook who stole the show at the expense of Drake.

Who had the best cypher? Watch and weigh in below.

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New Music: Lil Mama – ‘Try Me (Remix)’

Try Me (Remix)

After a brief hiatus, Lil Mama continues her “Lyrical Purge” series. The 25-year-old spitfire flips Detroit MC DeJ Loaf’s “Try Me,” which has already been remixed by Wiz Khalifa and Lil Durk.

“I been flippin’ since OGs was flippin’ Motorolas,” raps Mama, who previously dropped bars on “No Flex Zone” and “0 to 100.”

She can also be seen in this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers, which air on October 14. Preview her freestyle below.

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New Music: Lil Mama – ‘Hot Ni**a (Freestyle)’

Lil Mama

Lil Mama is on a roll. Just a day after giving us her “Krazy” freestyle, the Brooklyn rapper calls the shots on her remix to Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Nigga.” Mama reps the BK and does the Shmoney Dance on the latest release in her ongoing “Lyrical Purge” series.

“It’s Shmama, don’t bring no drama, carry the llama,” she spits.

Hear Mama shmurda the track.

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New Music: Lil Mama – ‘Krazy (Freestyle)’


Following her freestyles to “We Dem Boyz,” “No Flex Zone,” and “0 to 100,” Lil Mama goes “Krazy” as part of her “Lyrical Purge” series. The pint-sized rapper gets in the booth and spits some insane rhymes over Lil Wayne’s Carter V single.

“I’m Hannibal Lecter, Anthony Hopkins / I’m shining like Jack Nicholson / I’m the best, I’m the one who flew over the cuckoo’s nest / I’m crazy,” she declares.

Listen to Mama pop off.

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New Music: Lil Mama – ‘We Dem Boyz (Freestyle)’

We Dem Boyz (Freestyle)

Hol’ up, hol’ up. Lil Mama is making noise with her freestyle to Wiz Khalifa’s “We Dem Boyz,” the third installment in her “Lyrical Purge” series. The 24-year-old femcee unloads some rapid-fire rhymes over the Taylor Gang anthem.

“Behind my back, they talk a lot of smack / But when I’m in the building, ya’ll backin’ up,” she spits.

In previous weeks, Mama has remixed Drake’s “0 to 100″ and Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone.”

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New Music: Lil Mama – ‘No Flex Zone (Freestyle)’

No Flex Zone (Remix)

Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, and Juicy J have all had a go at Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone.” Now Lil Mama shows her muscle with her own remix to the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced hit, which she released as part of her “Lyrical Purge” freestyle series.

“I run circles ’round actors / I’m too nasty, I’ll leave a ring around the bathtub,” she spits.

Last week, she kicked off the series with a remix to Drake’s “0 to 100.”

Enter Lil Mama’s “No Flex Zone” below.

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New Music: Lil Mama – ’0 to 100 (Freestyle)’

0 to 100 (Freestyle)

Lil Mama is back with a vengeance. After starring as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in VH1′s TLC biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, the “Lip Gloss” MC shows that she can still get it poppin’ with her freestyle to Drake’s “0 to 100.”

“And I’m undefeated / Ain’t no contenders in my class / And you couldn’t beat it even if you Michael Jackson bad,” spits the spunky 24-year-old.

While she hasn’t released an album since 2008, she plans to put out more freestyles as part of her “Lyrical Purge” series.

Hear Mama return to the mic.

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