Cypher 1: XV, Chris Sutton, Gilbere Forte & Jay Rock
Cypher 2: Rico Staxx, Wais P & French Montana
Cypher 3: Estelle, Lacrae, Saprano & Nitty Scott
Cypher 4: Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill & Pill
Cypher 5: B.O.B, Kendrick Lamar, Machine Gun Kelly, Tech N9ne & Big K.R.I.T.
Cypher 6: Lady of Rage, Dom Kennedy, Skillz & Blind Fury
Well somebody’s getting fired. It would appear that the Bet Hip-Hop Awards cypher lineup has been leaked onto the web for all with Google to see. If this list holds up to be true, I’d have to say I’m kind of disappointed. Besides cyphers 4 (Maybach Music Group) and 5 (B.O.B., Kendrick Lamar, Machine Gun Kelly, Tech N9ne & Big K.R.I.T.), the rest of them look kind of boo boo. Two names that stick out like sore thumbs are Estelle and Lady of Rage. A) Estelle is a British R&B singer….B) Lady of Rage has grandchildren. I’m sure the Hip-Hop Gods are perplexed by those two selections. I do look forward to seeing Dom Kennedy spit though and if I’m not mistaken Lecrae is a Gospel (Capitalized it for Jesus) rapper so that should be interesting as well.
What do you guys think of this roster and who do you think will have the best freestyle? No one will have a better performance than Joe Budden’s in this one though. The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards air Oct. 11th at 8pm EST.