Complex City Cyphers: Episode 1 (feat. Wiki, Your Old Droog, A$AP Ferg & Christian Scott)

Complex has started a series called Complex City Cyphers where they travel to a different city every episode and collaborate with local musicians there in the form of live cyphers. The pilot episode takes place in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn where, assisted by a live band, Grammy-nominated jazz musician Christian Scott provides the music for a cypher with Wiki, Your Old Droog, and A$AP Ferg. Check out the dope collaboration above.

-AO

Elle Varner- "Don't Wanna Dance (feat. A$AP Ferg)" (Music Video)

Elle Varner is just great. She is prepping the release of her next album, 4 Letter Word. She has released the music video for the album single, "Don't Wanna Dance." The video features Elle having fun in the club until problems with her man change the mood. A$AP Ferg makes an appearance to perform his verse as well. It's a nice song and the video matches perfectly. Stay tuned for more on her album. Enjoy.

-AO

2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards (Cyphers)

The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards happened last night and, as usual, they had a set of cyphers. These cyphers gave us some dope bars from TDE, A$AP Mob, and Slaughterhouse. They also gave us the return of Lil Kim, dope bars from Rapsody, Jon Connor, Italian rapper Emis Killa, the dominant lyricism of Slaughterhouse and more. But, what everyone is discussing is Kendrick’s verse. He did to this cypher what Eminem did in that Shady 2.0 cypher in 2011: completely murdered any other participant. He delivered some lines that could have been shots at Drake or Papoose, (we’ll never know), but most importantly, he took another step closer toward that top spot. It was basically “Control 2.0” haha. Check it all out below. Enjoy.

TDE Cypher (ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad & Kendrick Lamar)

A$AP Mob Cypher (A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant & A$AP Rocky)

Slaughterhouse Cypher (Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9” & Joe Budden)

(Wax, Rapsody, Emis Killa, Rittz & Jon Connor)

(Action Bronson, Starlife Breezy, Travi$ Scott, Tiffany Foxx & Lil Kim)

(Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Astro & Problem)

-HB