ach year, the BET Hip Hop Awards uses the ceremony’s plat­form to show­case sev­er­al cyphers. Today, BET UK premi­eres the 2023 Hip Hop Awards UK cypher digit­ally on the BET Inter­na­tion­al You­Tube chan­nel. The cypher will also air Fri­day 13th Octo­ber dur­ing the 2023 Hip Hop Awards on MTV UK at 10pm and be avail­able to stream on My5.

In cel­eb­ra­tion of 50 years of Hip Hop, this year’s UK cypher has been cur­ated by the renowned DJ Kenny All­star & rap legend Ghetts. Ghetts is also head­lining the cypher along­side a cohort of the most excit­ing next gen­er­a­tion UK rap­pers; Shakes, Villz, Jordy, Proph and Deyah. This year’s UK cypher track is pro­duced by Ten­Bil­lion Dreams, an Essex based pro­du­cer who has worked with vari­ous UK rap­pers and is the music­al mas­ter­mind behind Ghetts and Skepta’s ‘IC3’.

The BET UK cypher has been pro­duced by Untold Stu­di­os for BET UK and dir­ec­ted by Meeks & Frost, a dynam­ic dir­ect­or duo who have extens­ive exper­i­ence in cre­at­ive dir­ec­tion with a love for storytelling and con­cep­tu­al ideal­isa­tion across music, fash­ion.

Com­ment­ing on this year’s Cypher, DJ Kenny All­star said: “I was truly hon­oured to be asked by BET to not only host this year’s Cypher, but to cur­ate along­side one of my all-time favour­ite MC’s, ‘Ghetts’. I felt like it was only right to use this oppor­tun­ity in line with the 50th Year anniversary to ush­er through some of the draft picks that I think will be light­ing up the game with­in the near future. UK Rap has had massive suc­cess over the last few years, and I really believe this year’s Cypher will show­case some of the excit­ing poten­tial that’s com­ing up next.”

Sable Owusu, Head of Mar­ket­ing for BET UK com­men­ted: “With this year mark­ing the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, it was import­ant for us to cre­ate some­thing truly unique and spe­cial. We are hon­oured to have DJ Kenny All­Star and UK rap legend Ghetts cur­ate, host and head­line this years’ cypher with some amaz­ing and excep­tion­ally tal­en­ted next gen UK artists that will pave the way for the UK rap scene for the next 50 years.”

Hos­ted by GRAMMY®-nominated record­ing artist, act­or, entre­pren­eur, and media per­son­al­ity Fat Joe, the BET Hip Hop Awards annu­al show will air on MTV UK and My5 on Fri­day 13th Octo­ber. A BTS of the cypher will be also avail­able to watch on the BET Inter­na­tion­al You­Tube chan­nel on Fri­day 13th Octo­ber.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.