2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers: The Highs & Lows

The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards happened last night but nobody cared. Rappers, chains and shoutouts pretty much sum up what we can assume happened without even putting ourselves through the torture. The prime reason anyone tunes into the show is to catch the cyphers and, thankfully, the Internet makes it so we can catch those without ever having subjecting ourselves to the rest of f*ckery. So here are the high points of the awards show, the cyphers, broken down even further into the highs and lows of each one. Thank us later.

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Shady 2.0 (Eminem, Yelawolf & Slaughterhouse)

Highs

1. Sweet and Sour Baby Jesus. This was the best thing to happen to BET since they brought back The Game and we thought it wouldn’t suck.

2. As someone that’s been a fan of Yela for a while now, it never gets old to see him next to Eminem.

3. It’s virtually impossible to determine who had the best outing out of the first five rappers. They each turned in verses that would have murdered just about every other rapper’s cypher on the show.

4. Slight edge goes to “you might as well do the Jada and leave a Will” from Crooked I for line of the cypher.

5. Yes, Eminem still has it. The look on Joell’s face as Em dives into that last onslaught is priceless.

Lows

Joe isn’t doing a good job of making anyone feel sympathy for him about the whole Esther Baxter situation. I’ve lost tons of respect for him for the way he’s handled it and posing by Royce while he drops punchlines about it didn’t help. That’s just me, though. Feel free to feel however you want to about it.

Bonus: The Shady cypher was so strong, we want to share the audio so you can save it for future reference. Click here to download the mp3 version.

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Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Kendrick Lamar & B.o.B

Highs

1. Obviously K.R.I.T. didn’t get the memo that cyphers were for frivolous sh*ttalking as he dropped some absolute gems about home cooked meals and death. Those were album quality bars.

2. Kendrick Lamar made it look so easy. No, it wasn’t his hardest verse ever but it was still full of memorable lines.

3. B.o.B. just keeps getting better. From No Genre to now, he’s been on a quiet, but unbelievable streak. And his line about Martha Stewart? Brilliant.

Lows

Machine Gun Kelly. You’re not happening. #Hurtswhenlisten

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