The BET cyphers is one of the best hip hop events every year, and the 2015 cyphers don’t disappoint. This year featured a perfect mix of hip hop veterans and rising artists. The legendary Black Thought of the Roots showed out in a major way, and Redman went notably hard too. Lesser known new comers Joyner Lucas, J-Doe, Daveed Diggs, Nicole Paris, and K-Shine killed it too. Almost all of the performances were solid with only a few questionable candidates like Raury, who was unimpressive. Check out the 2015 BET Cyphers here and expect these artists to do big things this year.
Charles Hamilton, Jackie Spade, Joyner Lucas, and Tink
Def Squad: Erick Sermon, Redman, and Keith Murray
King Mez, J-Doe, Raury, Casey Veggies, and Vince Staples
Hamilton Musical: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Black Thought, and Questlove
Doug E. Fresh, Nicole Paris, and Rahzel
Live Cypher: T-Top, Rain, Charlie Clips, DNA, and K-Shine