The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards has stirred plenty of discussion even before its airing, but the annual event is finally set to be broadcasted tonight from 8pm EST. We’ve already been treated to three viewings of its hugely popular cypher segment, but now as a further appetizer, here’s the Grand Hustle cypher featuring T.I., Iggy Azalea, B.o.B, Trae Tha Truth and Chip.
For one of rap’s most diverse cliques, not a lot jumped out here. Trae was flat, Chip was reserved and Iggy sounded—and looked—awkward. The most accustomed of the group, Bobby Ray and Tip, came the hardest, but there were no super clever rhymes that actually warranted an “oh!”
Nevertheless, you can watch the cypher below and pass your own judgements. A$AP Rocky, Snoop Lion, Talib Kweli, Joey Bada$$ and Mac Miller are just some of the other MCs we’ll be watching freestyle shortly.