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Def Squad Cypher – A Lesson in Hip Hop at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards

October 15th, 2015 | by Mark Duah
Def Squad Cypher – A Lesson in Hip Hop at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards
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For all of you who do not know, award season has finally come to a close with yesterday’s broadcast of the 2015 BET’s Hip Hop awards.  Truthfully, I am not a fan of the BET awards as I find, they suck just as mush as every other awards show, and at times, even a little more.  However, the 2015 BET Hip Hop awards have simply followed a trend of awards shows appealing to younger audience that craves spectacle rather than quality performances award shows used to be known for.  If you care about awards, this is a list of people who took home trophies.


Best Hip Hop Video: Kendrick Lamar “Alright”
Best Collabo, Duo or Group: Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”
Best Live Performer: J. Cole
Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom
DJ of the Year: DJ Mustard
Producer of the Year: DJ Mustard
MVP of the Year: Drake
T rack of the Year: “Trap Queen” – Produced by Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)
Album of the Year: J. Cole “2014 Forest Hills Drive”
Who Blew Up Award: Fetty Wap
Hustler of the Year: Dr. Dre
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style): DeJ Loaf
Best Club Banger: Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Best Mixtape: Future – 56 Nights
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: Drake – “My Way (Remix)” (Fetty Wap feat. Drake)
Impact Track: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
People’s Champ Award: Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”


The one and only thing I do like about the BET Hip Hop awards is the yearly cypher.  This year’s Def Squad Cypher was a treat for true hip hop heads.  the Squad made up of Eric Sermon, Keith Murray, and Redman, have each created a great place for themselves in hip hop history, and their talents are still shining on this lyrical roundtable.  For those who need a lesson in what lyricism and rappin’ is all about, class is in session below.





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