Iggy Azalea, B.o.B, T.I., and Trae Tha Truth

BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 Cyphers

The highlight of the BET Hip Hop Awards has always been the cyphers. This year didn’t disappoint, serving up numerous performances featuring both established and up-and-coming spitters. With DJ Premier on the turntables, T.I. led his Grand Hustle squad with a glammed-up Iggy Azalea, Chip, and B.o.B., while the West Coast represented with Snoop Dogg, E-40, and Kendrick Lamar. The Ruff Ryders barked back with DMX and Eve. Showcasing the international appeal of hip-hop, overseas talent also showed off like Sarkode from Ghana.

But Talib Kweli had the most quoted line of the night: “I’m Frank Ocean at a Chick-fil-A, I’ll never get served,” he rapped.

Watch them rip the mic below.

Grand Hustle (T.I., B.o.B, Iggy Azalea, Chip, & Trae Tha Truth)

Mac Miller, Mystikal, Schoolboy Q, Hopsin, & Sprite Hot 16 Winner Jay Bird the Purdi Boi

Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Ab Soul, & Sarkodie

RZA, Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$, Driicky Graham, Childish Gambino, & A$AP Rocky

West Coast (Xzibit, YG, Kurupt, E-40, DJ Quik, Kendrick Lamar, & Snoop Dogg)

Ruff Ryders (Mook, Cassidy, Eve, & DMX)