Grading The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers

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Contestants: Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce da 5’9″, & Joe Budden)

Coldest Bars: “I never tried to be cool, it’s just finesse/ But as a man, there’s a few of your moves I must address/ Not tryna judge, but ooh I must confess/ I never thought I’d see hip-hop dudes under a dress.” — Joell

Whackest Bars: “I’m quick on my feet/ I can moonwalk sideways.” — Budden

Final Grade: B


  • Slaughterhouse should have never evolved beyond BET cyphers.
  • Joell taking shots at Rocky? Inter-city beef brewing? Hmm.
  • Budden may have spit his whackest verse ever.
  • “I’ll have Wale say spoken word at your eulogy.” In reality, I can’t think of a worse way to go out. Lowkey, best rap threat of 2013.


  1. Even before I’ve read it, I just new that the Drizzy Diss would be featured here. You can’t write about K. dot in the BET without it.

  2. I think A$AP Mob could do better than this. I was thinking maybe at least Ferg or Rocky were not in their elements.

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