My favorite part of the annual BET Hip-Hop Awards has consistently been the cypher series. Assembling a bunch of hungry MCs to rip assorted beats ol’ skool style is BET’s way of showing that it still cares about hip-hop. This year’s lineup has no rhyme or reason, which in itself is entertaining. Gilbere Forte, French Montana, Chris Sutton, XV, and Jay Rock are all on board. Watch the cypher below and you just might learn how to pronounce Gilbere Forte’s name.
The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards airs on 10/11 at 8.