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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