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.
Taylor Gang: Tuki Carter, Berner, Chevy Woods, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, and Wiz Khalifa
Troy Ave, Detroit Che, Dee-1, Logic, and Lil Mama
O.T. Genasis, Kevin Gates, G-Eazy, and Loaded Lux
Jarren Benton, Cory Charron, Remy Ma, and Papoose
Vic Mensa, Snow Tha Product, King Los, Treach, and David Banner
Live Cypher: Arsonal, Couture, Calicoe, and Murda Mook