These days, the annual BET Hip-Hop Awards are worth watching more for their cyphers than actual awards presentation. The freestyle segment has made for some pretty memorable moments over the past few years: G.O.O.D. Music’s Rosewood cypher, Ice Cube and Rev. Run spitting with their sons, and, perhaps the greatest showcase thus far, the Shady 2.0 slaughterfest.
2012’s BET Hip-Hop Awards look to provide some must-watch TV, too. Announced today, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Lion, Talib Kweli, B.o.B., T.I., Mystikal, Eve and Cassidy have all been confirmed to participate in the cyphers, hosted by DJ Premier. Of course, many more MCs will be involved, with a total of nine cyphers set to go down — six of those airing on TV with three going straight to BET.com.
The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards will take place at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday, Sept. 29.