2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Artists Announced

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Taped tonight in Atlanta, BET’s 2013 Hip-Hop Awards is coming on October 15 at 8pm EST. With the cyphers already making big noise on Twitter (especially from the Aftermath Entertainment camp), here are all 34 participants, as reported by BET.com.

This year’s lineup features the usual breakthrough artists (Action Bronson, A$AP Ferg, Astro, Problem, and Isaiah Rashad), veterans looking to dazzle (N.O.R.E., Nelly, Lil’ Kim), and some major movers and continuous shakers that deserve to be heard on the mainstream radar (Rapsody, Rittz, Ab-Soul, Jon Connor).

Check out the full list, with links back to familiarize yourself:

1. A$AP Rocky

2. ScHoolboy Q

3. Travi$ Scott

4. A$AP Nast

5. Royce Da 5’9

6. A$AP Twelvy

7. Kendrick Lamar

8. Boris Kodjoe

9. Astro (Astronomical Kid in years past, but not a kid anymore—especially after this cypha verse, we hear)

10. Starlife Breezy

11. Asia Sparks

12. A$AP Ant

13. Wax

14. Tiffany Fox

15. Rapsody (one of the reigning stars of 2013, in the mixtape-as-good-as-an-album category)

16. Probem (Problem lives up to his name after this cypher verse. The Compton renaissance is so real)

17. N.O.R.E.

18. Nick Cannon

19. Nelly

20. Lil’ Kim

21. Kevin Hart

22. Joe Budden

23. Jay Rock

24. Jon Connor

25. J.B. Smoove

26. Isaiah Rashad

27. Ab-Soul

28. Emis Killa

29. Duane Martin

30. Action Bronson

31. Rittz

32. Joell Ortiz

33. Crooked I

34. A$AP Ferg

Here’s the individual cypher lineups:

Cypher 1 – Wax, Rapsody, Emis Killa, Rittz, Jon Connor
Cypher 2 – A$AP Mob: Ferg, Twelvy, Nast, Ant & Rocky
Cypher 3 – Action Bronson, Star Life Breezy (Sprite Contest Winner) ,Travis $cott, Tifanny Foxx & Lil Kim
Cypher 4 – Slaughterhouse: Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce da 5’9 & Joe Budden
Cypher 5 – TDE: ScHoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, Ab Soul, Isiah Radhad & Kendrick Lamar
Cypher 6 – Real Husbands Of Hollywood: Chocolate Drop (Kevin Hart), Nick Cannon, Nelly, Boris Kodjoe, Dwayne Martin, JB Smooth
Cypher 7 – Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Problem & Astro

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