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.
ScHoolboy Q recently paid a visit to Shade 45 for a lighthearted interview with Sway Calloway to discuss TDE and the recent 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. Calloway opens things up by inquiring about TDE’s latest signing with Tennessee bred rapper Isaiah Rashad while Q gives details on meeting the young artist on the set of A$AP Ferg’s video for “Work (Remix.” As the conversation continued, fans tuning in were treated to a special moment when Q decides to phone Kendrick Lamar so that Sway can have the opportunity to ask the Compton rapper to clarify if his BET cypher verse was aimed at Drake. ScHoolboy also shares his thoughts on his BET cypher verse being voted as the worst showcased from the TDE camp and much more.
Karen Civil hits the green carpet at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards held in Atlanta and discusses with a number of artists what it means to them for MC Lyte to be honored as this years “I Am Hip Hop Award” recipient. Take a look as the camera nabs some on-the-spot commentary from Lola Monroe, 2 Chainz and Asia Sparks.
Rick Ross and company head out to Atlanta to attend and perform at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. Go behind the scenes with the boss as cameras were there to document his experience from rehearsals, the green carpet and backstage on his down time. Plenty of your favorite artists show up for cameos in the clip which was taken in Atlanta during the weekend BET shot the show.
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 continues to build up the anticipation for the 2013 Hip Hop Awards as they continue to deliver teasers and this time in comes in the form of an Action Bronson bonus cypher clip. Watch as the charismatic rapper and former chef plays to the camera drops bars from his upbeat single “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” which is featured on his collaborative project Saaab Stories with producer Harry Fraud.
Vibe TV was live on the Sprite’s green carpet to capture some commentary from a few big names on personal favorite moments that went down in Hip Hop during this past summer. Take a look as Tiara Thomas and Rick Ross speak highly of Wale’s “Bad” single and much more. Rappers Nelly and Ace Hood collectively agree that the reunion of the Hot Boyz was a memorable moment for them while Floyd Mayweather shares his thoughts on J. Cole’s Born Sinner. Yo Gotti, Mack Wilds and DJ Scream also make an appearance and speak on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse.