Charles Hamilton, Jackie Spade, Joyner Lucas & Tink Perform in 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher [VIDEO]
Charles Hamilton, Tink and newcomers Joyner Lucas and Jackie Spade teamed up to showcase their lyrical skills during the first cypher of the evening at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards.
"Black Sabbath gotta be the Ozzy Osbourne of doctrine," spits Harlem native Hamilton as he bats lead in the cypher. Opting to bypass using a pre-written verse and rhyme straight off the dome, some of his rhymes may have been scattered, but a few shots landed, particularly the line, "That's quite honest miss I just do what I have to do, like the first book of Matthew."
He ended his performance with a tongue-twisting flow and then passed the mic to Jackie Spade, a North Carolina native who earned his spot as winner of BET's Hot 16 contest. He also makes an impressive showing, but the true breakout star of this cypher is Joyner Lucas.
Lucas, who made a name for himself last year with his track "Half N----," kicked off his verse with a question that likely everyone had watching at home: "See everybody watching like who the hell is this kid?" He also claimed "I'm top five in your top five and I'm not trying." The hungry spitter rhymes with a noticeable fervor that immediately makes you take notice and put him on a few rap fan's radars for sure.
This cypher was also another indication of Tink's rising star power and her rep as one of the more talented artists of today. "See me in the hood jewelry on me like a court date," she delivers, proving she's way more than a glorified hybrid of a singer and rapper and can spit with the best in her class.
Making the most of your time on the mic is a must and all four MCs let not a second go to waste during this session and kicked off the lineup of cyphers in a big way.
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