Articles Tagged: CYPHER

Critical Crew Radio Cypher

October 17th, 2016 | By Janei


Our good Affiliate Y. Jones over at Critical Crew Radio is looking for the next best upcoming artist! She has something fire coming up and wants you to be apart of it. She’s even travelling state to state just to find you. Pay attention!


Every city got something to prove ..
best lyricists collide w/ the live band
Cyphers never been so innovative

For more information, head over to or you can hit up the headphone princess herself on Twitter @IamYJones Presents: The Cypher [Video] (CT)

April 10th, 2015 | By Janei

My good friends over at dropped their first ever cypher, featuring CT’s local hard hitters, Kai Valor, Brillo, Rmani, and Showly. Directed by Edwin Escobar.

BET Hip Hop Awards: The Digital All-Star Cypher [Video]

October 6th, 2014 | By Janei

It’s that time of year where we get to see Hip Hop at its finest with the cypher videos from the BET awards. Today we have the digital all-star video featuring bars from Emilio Rojas, Dreezy, Conceited, Retro Jace, Dillon Cooper and Andy Mineo. Who had it in the bag?

TeamBackPack – Ladies Of Hip Hop [Video]

August 25th, 2014 | By Janei

I see some of the greatest FB posts dealing with musical talent and this video is no different. T.I.’s ‘SisterHood Of Hip Hop’ is not the only thing bringing out the best of the upcoming femcees out in the hip hop world. TeamBackPack was able to find these quad spitters to slaughter the microphone and question who the hell is Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea. Check out these four ladies Ruby Ibarra, RyanNicole, TrueJones, and Kri$$y Blvnko

2013 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher: Digital All Stars

September 30th, 2013 | By Janei

It is that time of year again, where we get to see who takes the freestyle crown at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Already the award show has been taped this past weekend, and the lineup for the cyphers are already making a buzz through these internet streets. There are 7 seven cypers, including we have up above featuring, Asia Sparks, Astro,Bad Lucc, and Problem. You can find the rest of the line up below. Who took the Digital All Stars Cyph?

Cypher 1: Wax, Rapsody, Emis Killa, Rittz, Jon Connor
Cypher 2: A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant & A$AP Rocky
Cypher 3: Action Bronson, Star Life Breezy, Travi$ Scott, Tifanny Foxx & Lil Kim
Cypher 4: Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9″ & Joe Budden
Cypher 5: ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, & Isaiah Radhad
Cypher 6: Chocolate Drop (aka Kevin Hart), Nick Cannon, Nelly, Boris Kodjoe, Dwayne Martin & JB Smooth
Cypher 7: Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Problem & Astro

2013 Hot Jam 6 Cyphers (CT)

June 1st, 2013 | By Janei


Yesterday Connecticut radio station Hot 93.7 threw their annual Hot Jam concert featuring acts such as Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Ravaughn, Kat Dahlia, French Montana, Chris Webby, and more. But on the more local side, that station decided to give a few local rappers some shine as they did their first ever Hot Jam Cyphers.

Below find four rounds of freestyles from various local rappers such as a few AG artists, Al-FatirM.A.R., and notable local acts

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Hot 97 & BET Presents: The Cypher: Notorious B.I.G. Tribute [Video] (NY)

March 13th, 2013 | By Janei

After a bit of a delay, BET and Hot 97 releases the anticipating Biggie Smalls Cypher. Featuring NY’s own Lil Cease, NORE, Joell Ortiz, Maino, Uncle Murda, Fred Da Godson, and Joey Bada$$; who had the best set?

HS87 – Cypher (CA)

March 11th, 2013 | By Janei


Cypher season is among us. This one that Hit Boy produced, magically appeared in the air with no knowledge of its existence….until Schoolboy Q tweeted about it. I couldn’t pass this one up. Hit-Boy recruits Kent M$ney, Audio Push, B Mac The Queen, Schoolboy Q, Casey Veggies, Xzibit,Rick Ross, Red & Meth and last but not least, the OG Raekwon. Boy what a cypher. You can listen to it below
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Hot 97 & BET Presents: The Cypher: Notorious B.I.G. Tribute [Teaser] (NY)

March 9th, 2013 | By Janei

HOT 97 & BET Present “The Cypher: Notorious B.I.G. Tribute” (Teaser) from Samtubia Edwards on Vimeo.

Hot 97 joins BET for a special cypher tribute to Notorious B.I.G.The cypher will feature some of NYC’s finest including Lil Cease, Noreaga, Joell Ortiz, Maino, Uncle Murda, Fred Da Godson, Joey Bada$ and DJ Mister Cee on the set. Wish that the cypher was premiering today, but alas, we can wait.

Check out on Monday March 11th, for the one of a kind 16 year memorial for the late, great Biggie Smalls.

Directed By Samtubia and Samgoma Edwards

2012 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher – Ab-Soul, Jean Grae, Sarkodie & Talib Kweli [Video]

October 10th, 2012 | By Janei

From this years 2012 BET Hip Hop Cypher, Jean Grae, Sarkodie, Ab-Soul, and Talib Kweli speaks volumes. Lets call this one the ‘Pay Attention, Lyricists Are Speaking’ cypher.

BET Hip Hop Awards 2012: Warm Up Cyphers [Video]

October 4th, 2012 | By Janei

Around this time the talk is all about the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards’s cipher. And the battle of who the best begins. I must say it is a very interesting list. On the first Warm up cypher, you have Brianna Perry, The Kid Daytona, K’La, Tito Lopez, Relly, and AG regular, Fame. The second includes Core Masson, Kosha Dillz and Boy Jones. The third, dubbed the Youngster Cypher features Lil Chuckee, Lil Niqo and Lil Waah. It is going to be a veeery interesting cypher this year indeed.

TeamBackPack / Funk Volume Cypher II [Video] (CA)

August 20th, 2012 | By Janei

Produced by DJ Hoppa, TeamBackPack presents the Funk Vol. Cypher 2, featuring some of the possible future wave of new music, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, TheMobsJedi, and Irv Da Phenom.


Produced by @DJHoppa

Dizzy Wright

Jarren Benton


Irv Da Phenom

CT Cypher 2012

May 12th, 2012 | By Janei

Connecticut has something to prove with the newest Cypher release featuring some of the most hardworking emcees in the underground.

2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher Part 1 & 2

October 2nd, 2011 | By Janei

With talks of the headliners taking action in the Cypers at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, it’s not a surprise that releases two of the sessions before the October 11th show.
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