The last time I watched BET, 50 Cent was trying to bet Kanye that his album will do better on opening day. What happened to that guy anyway? Something worth checking out for a change though, were this year’s cyphers, televised at the BET hip-hop awards. Last year’s, featuring the likes of Wale, Nicki Minaj, and Black Thought, were a good indication of who was up and coming, as well as bringing back some classics like Mos Def and Eminem. This year’s cyphers continued in the same way. And I’ll be fully biased and say the G.O.O.D. music one was the best. Though Rev Run and Ice Cube (anyone still take Ice seriously though?) killed theirs, apparently Kanye and Common were the only one who actually freestyled their parts, and Big Sean’s verse was just too smooth.

And here I promised myself I wouldn’t write about Kanye anymore…

Part 1: Wiz Khalifa, Bones Brigante, Yelawolf, Raekwon The Chef

Part 2: Ice Cube, OMG, DoughBoy, Rev Run, Diggy Simmons, Jo-Jo

Part 3: Busta Rhymes, Reek Da Villain, Zawcain, Mickey Factz

Part 4: Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, Cyhi The Prince, Common

– TheĀ Ecstatic