ALBe Back, Trips and Muggsy Malone Perform in 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher [VIDEO]
The folks over at BET have taken a special interest in the art of the cypher in recent years, presenting star-studded rhyme sessions with some of rap's elite as a special treat for viewers of the Hip Hop Awards. The 2015 edition of the awards show is no different with big names like Redman, Black Thought and Vince Staples spitting alongside a slew of rising rappers from the Big Apple and beyond.
In a bonus clip released to hold fans over until the actual awards show, newcomers Trips and Muggsy Malone step up to the mic with cruel intentions in mind and don't disappoint. They deliver their lines over a beat provided by DJ Premier: "Seven Minutes of Funk" by the funk band The Whole Darn Family.
Harlem rhymer Trips, who's the son of Doug E. Fresh and is a member of the rap group Square Off with his brother Slim, kicks off the cypher with a scorching verse. "You know we fresher than the freshest / No need for you to ever understimate my team / We more exclusive than the guest list / Stacking my accomplishments high like it's Tetris, this the essence," he rhymes, exuding a distinct confidence that gives his bars additional weight.
Washington D.C.'s very own Muggsy Malone also kicks a few slick lines and punches, including the witty quip, "Hold clout like I'm known as one of the coldest that's out / Say it wit' ya chest and solar-plex, get stole in the mouth" and the bruising one-liner, "Everybody wanna be God, 'til they son dies."
Cypher host and Bronx representative ALBe Back comes out of the woodwork with a serviceable performance of his own and gives a shout out to his hometown and ATL 2 (he played the character Brooklyn in the original film) in the process.
Trips, Muggsy and ALBe Back all drop rhymes that are dope enough to make you hit the rewind button and will leave you anticipating the rest of the cyphers even more. Take a look at the trio in action above.
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