Last night was the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards and the highlight each year are the rap cyphers where BET handpicks a group of emcees to get together and spit some bars in traditional Hip-Hop fashion with DJ Premiere supplying the breaks.
This year saw cyphers with legends like Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Mystikal, E-40, Jean Grae and more get in the cypher with budding young artists like Mac Miller, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Hopsin, Joey Bada$$ and Childish Gambino with an extra special Ruff Ryders cypher as well as a Grand Hustle cypher at the end.
Up top is the West Coast Cypher with Snoop, E-40, Xzibit, YG, Kurupt, E-40, DJ Quik, and Kendrick Lamar. Check out the rest of the cyphers below.
SEE ALSO: The Warm-Up Cyphers
The Raw Cypher: Mac Miller, Mystikal, ScHoolboy Q, Hopsin and Sprite Hot 16 Winner Jay Bird the Purdi Boi
The True School Cypher: Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Ab-Soul and Sarkodie
The Iron Mic Cypher (RZA, angel haze, Joey Bada$$, Driicky Graham, Childish Gambino and A$AP Rocky)
The Ruff Ryders Cypher (DMX, Eve, Cassidy & Murda Mook)
The Grand Hustle Cypher (T.I., B.o.B., Trae Tha Truth, Iggy Azalea & Chip)