The Moment: In mid-October, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, and Eminem appeared on a cypher during the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. That in and of itself could have been one of the moments on this list (that Em verse, my god!). But then Royce Da 5'9" stole the show by inserting the line, "Hi, Rihanna," into his verse several times. The phrase turned into a Twitter trending topic within minutes and later caused Rih-Rih to respond, "Hi @RoyceDa59," on her Twitter account.
Our Reaction: Wow! We still laugh every time we see one of the guys from Slaughterhouse make major noise. As individuals, those guys were ignored for so long that it's good to see them getting their props at things like awards shows. And this "Hi, Rihanna" thing was crazy. Funny what the power of Twitter can do for an artist these days, huh?