Video: 2011 BET Hip Hop Award Cyphers

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The best part of the BET Hip Hop Awards are the cyphers. As a matter of fact, if I worked at BET, I’d figure out a way to just announce the winners electronically and limit the show itself to the cyphers.

This year hip-hop’s seniors and freshman took turns going line for line with a freestyle. Artists like Big K.R.I.T., 2Chainz, Dom Kennedy, Stalley, Yelawolf, and more made an appearance. The best cypher hands down was the Shady 2.0 cypher, and you can watch them all after the break….

B.o.B, Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, and Kendrick Lamar

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)