Bar Code! 10 Best Punchlines Of The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers


There’s no real debate on who was the best MC in the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers; Kendrick Lamar won the fight weeks before the bell rang.

“Nothing’s been the same since they dropped ‘Control’/and tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes/Ha! Ha! Jokes on you!” are the rap bars of the fall and it’s not even on an official song.

For the Compton champ to follow his verse of the year (impact alone) on Big Sean’s summer throwaway “Control” and resulting bedlam in rapper world by poking the open wounds of MC’s still healing from being called out is just gladiator shenanigans.

Nonetheless, while K did take home the cypher crown, there was some stiff and very innovative competition, mainly by the Slaughterhouse crew. Check the other nine (b)architectures that complete VIBE’s BET Award Cypher Top 10 and let us know what you think. We even decoded them so you know it’s real. Hit it, Preemo! –Bonsu Thompson