2012 BET Award co-winner for ‘Best African Act’ – Ghanaian MC – Sarkodie was chosen alongside 42 other rappers for this year’s BET HipHop Awards Cypher. The cyphers were aired at the BET Hiphop Awards which held on Saturday night, September 29, 2012 in Atlanta, USA. Sarkodie featured in the DJ Premièr hosted cypher.
BET has been known to pay tribute to the lyrical skills of African hip-hop artists over the past few years, featuring some of the best in their International Cyphers – Ghanaian artist Sway, Somalian artist K’NAAN and Tanzanian artist Gsan (member of the group X Plastaz).
In 2010, Sarkodie alongside other Ghanian rappers – D-Black, Reggie Rockstone, Kwaku T, Tinny, BabyG and Ayigbe Edem featured in the 1st All African Cypher.
In 2011, Mode 9ine, M.I, Saucekid, Naeto C, X.O Senavoe and Iceprince featured in the all male cast of the African Cypher hosted by DJ Jimmy Jatt and Blaise, Eva, Sasha, Zee and Muna for the all female cast hosted by DJ Hazel Eyez over some sick IBK‘s produced beats
This year will be no exception.
See below the full list of MCs for the 2012 cypher
2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Lineup
Snoop Lion, T.I., DMX, A$AP Rocky, Cassidy, Mystikal, Talib Kweli, B.o.B, Eve, Boy Jones, Brianna Perry, Childish Gambino, Chipmunk, Lil Chuckee, The Kid Daytona, Driicky Graham, E-40, YG, Hopsin, Iggy Azalea, Joey Bada$$, K’La, Kendrick Lamar, Kosha Dills, Kurupt, Mac Miller, Murda Mook, DJ Quik, RZA, ScHoolboy Q, Tito Lopez, Trae Tha Truth, Xzibit, Angel Haze, Sarkodie, DJ Premier, Relly, Lil Waah, Lil Niqo, Jay Bird, Jean Grae, Fame and Ab-Soul.