BET Hip Hop Awards 2012: The Cyphers

As one of most anticipated events at the annual BET Hip Hop Awards show, this year's cyphers included a number of upcoming and well-established emcees alike, all spitting bars as we've all come accustomed to. Bringing together T.I. and his Grand Hustle crew, DMX and The Ruff Ryders, members of TDE, and many more, you can now view each of the cyphers all down below. Be sure to let us know which groups, as well as individuals, you think did the best and worst in the comment section. Enjoy.

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

"The True School" (Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Ab Soul and Sarkodie)

"The Raw" (Mac Miller, Mystikal, ScHoolboy Q, Hopsin and Sprite Hot 16 Winner Jay Bird the Purdi Boi)

"Man with the Iron Fists" (A$AP Rocky, Angel Haze, Joey BadA$$, Childish Gambino and Driiky Graham)

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

"The Ruff Ryders" (DMX, Eve, Cassidy & Murda Mook)

By: Richard Brooks / Live / October 10, 2012 / 9086 Views
  • CK

    these cypher teams make no sense

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  • Gabriel Kao

    Favs ended up being everyone in the Talib crew (excluding the girl).

  • sb

    Only watched for kendrick

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  • invariantprogress

    Sooooo....who wrote for Iggy?


    Where is the life, when most of them spit it was boring, just dead. Props to Badass, Gambino, Hopsin and Talib, there were the nastiest.

  • Mj_Hovito

    Fanboy mentality

  • Raphael De La Ghetto

    nobody agreed with the westcoast one?! wha? besides that Gambino, Badass, Hospin and Talib

  • Tory Barnes™ ♓

    Childish Gambino... That is all



  • hardware

    who was like 'lets put all these videos up and put them on auto-play'?

  • Yogi Diamonds

    Should've had a Blck Hippy cypher.

  • deriick

    i'm mad they got him out here dumbing down his flow

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  • Wavve

    Joey Bada$$$ sounds more mature than most artist in this cypher , btw Iggy & B.o.B are mad cornyyyyyyyy ,

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  • Gangstalicious


  • its dat weak shit

    fuck hopsin forreal

  • Pete

    West Coast has some LEGENDS!
    DJ muthafuckin QUIK!

  • MeenGene

    Damn i was really surprised at the ruff ryder cyph, they all killed it.

    anybody else catch that jab at BET from kwali where he said "funny how they want me to spit but they dont play me", yikes nigga.

  • jd

    you know she's a legend right? =p

  • Real Dude



    dam sun......bino

  • Gabriel Robert Thomas

    dmx is nice, but hes too cracked out lol

  • Blandmoney

    Had to be one of the weakest Ciphers in years. Really BET, Really?!! Too many lames, should've just thrown Lamar, Gambino, Rocky, Miller, Azalea and B.O.B. in one cipher and Kweli, T.I., Cassidy, and Snoop in another. Still would've been lame but better than 6x weak ciphers.

  • HarshReality

    Apparently somebody got sick of Eminem smoking everyone

  • bigg

    Kweli, Ab-Soul, E-40, Childish, Eve (lookin good too!) all killed it.
    Special mention to Quik for doing the beat and rap at the same time (like a maniac) and Snoop for actually freestyling.

  • Malcolm

    anyone else think that EARL wrote Mac Millers Verse for him? Its his same type flow from the early days

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  • L_ee

    At least chip was rapping in his native accent... Australia getting repped by iggy smh

  • HiMyNameIsTom

    Who the FUCK let YG in lol they should have had him in a cypher with 2 Chainz, Gucci and Lil B so I could have NOT listened to it...

  • Victor Moreno

    yeah X literally rapped one of his new songs and put it up in true lame ass cypher fashion. WEAK

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  • lithal

    ruff ryders......didn't know it was still 2004???

  • Justin

    Where's my favorite, Lil Chuckee?????

  • yeezys

    fuck u motherfucker. chipmunk isn't shit. he's talented and he will one day rap with kanye west.