Emilio Rojas Lead BET’s Digital All-Star Cypher [VIDEO]
Aside from the performances and rappers taking home trophies, the biggest highlight of the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards are the cyphers. MCs from all backgrounds come together to show off their lyrical skills and the first is here.
With DJ Scratch manning the turntables, the aforementioned rappers spit hot bars over the classic (and infectious) break beat of James Brown's 'Blues and Pants.' Then New York rhymer Emilio Rojas kicked off the cypher with a blistering freestyle that was reflective, spiritual and braggadocios at the same time.
It's hard to pinpoint who had a standout verse, but Chicago's own Dreezy (who appears on Common's 'Nobody Smiling' LP) held her own with the men. And while Christian rappers are not known for spitting freestyles, Andy Mineo showed that he's holier-than-thou when it comes to his rhymes. Also, keep an eye out for Dillon Cooper because "De La Soul says he's next."
The rest of the cyphers will be unveiled during the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which air Oct. 14 at 8PM ET.