The BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012 is airing now, but we all know the awards presentations themselves play second fiddle to the hugely popular cyphers. The freestyle segment has provided some stiff competition for this year’s group, with greats like Kanye West, Eminem and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) all doing the damn thing in recent years, but it’s safe to say that the class of ’12 have held their own—just observe below.
The eagerly anticipated remaining six cyphers are now available to enjoy thanks to BET.com. Below you can get your eyes and ears ’round freestyles from A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Snoop Lion, Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Ab-Soul, DMX, Eve, Mac Miller, ScHoolboy Q and an absolutely crap load more. Pow!
Iron Mic: Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$, Driicky Graham, Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky
West Coast: Xzibit, YG, Kurupt, E-40, DJ Quick, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Lion
True School: Jean Grae, Sarkodie, Ab-Soul, Talib Kweli
Ruff Ryders: Murda Mook, Cassidy, Eve, DMX
Raw: Jay Bird the Purdi Boi, Hopsin, ScHoolboy Q, Mac Miller, Mystikal
Grand Hustle: Trae Tha Truth, Chip, Iggy Azalea, B.o.B, T.I.