While out on the road with rapper Bodega Bamz, the Flatbush Zombies decide to kick off a lyrical cypher for the camera and showcase their on-the-spot skills. Over a hard-hitting and menacing instrumental, viewers are treated to an impressive freestyle from each artist as they pour up some Hennesy and make their way to their next show.
Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era link up with Statik Selektah for a special basement cypher. Take a look at the black and white visual as CJ Fly, Dessy Hinds, Nyck Caution, T’Nah Apex, A La $ole, Dyemond Lewis, Swanker Master Raw, Dirty Sanchez, JAB and Kirk Knight all step up to the microphone and spit their respective verses for the camera. DJ-producer Statik Selektah does the honors on the turntable and provides a number of classic instrumentals for each artist to go in over.
See how it all went down during the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards as TDE kicked off their highly anticipated cypher for the viewers at home. With each member delivering their respective bars on cue, no other artist proved to be quite as lyrically impressive as current West Coast Rap king Kendrick Lamar. The Compton native demonstrated his level of skill for the cameras as he did the honors of closing out the TDE cypher and effortlessly destroyed Mobb Deep’s classic “Shook ones II” instrumental.
Crooked I and company release their annual cypher and showcase the talents of the Horse Shoe Gang and more. Take a look as each COB artist steps up to the plate and delivers their own respective freestyle. Towards the end, it’s also revealed that Horse Shoe Gang will be releasing a new mixtape every month as they prep for their “monthly mixtape” campaign.
Vlad TV links up with TDE’s ScHoolboy Q for a one-on-one interview. Watch as Q addresses a few questions which include his thoughts on rewriting verses for the greater good of the track and reassures viewers that Kendrick Lamar would’t include his name in a verse like “Control” because he’s already done so before. The Oxymoron rapper also clarifies that he can’t say for sure if Drake is the intended target on Lamar’s controversial BET Hip Hop Awards cypher clip which showcased the Compton rapper spitting some subliminal bars that appeared to be aimed at the YMCMB artist.
BET serves up another promotional clip to showcase what went down during the recent filming of the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. Check out producer and artist Travi$ Scott dropping a few bars apparently off-the-top in a new bonus clip that just surfaced from the annual cypher sessions.
Hit-Boy and Snoop Lion (Dogg) recently hit up Mr. Calloway’s Sway In The Morning Show on Shade 45 and took the time to kick a long freestyle over Gangstarr’s “Mass Appeal”. Take a look and see how it all went down.