I admit, I didn't sit down and watch the BET Hip Hop Awards last night. (I was busy making money). But today I obtained footage from the most important parts, the Violator tribute to Chris Lighty and  the rap cyphers! Tune in and rate the freestyle sessions from Rough Ryders, The West Coast, ASAP Rocky & Company and Grand Hustle Pimp! 

When I announced that the founder of Violator Management Chris Lighty had passed away, I got about 10 calls asking "who is that"? After watching this emotional performance, maybe now you'll understand what a profound impact his life (and death) had on the Hip Hop community.

And now onto the Cyphers. Watch them all and then vote for your favorite.

First up, Grand Hustle camp. Check out Iggy looking like Paris Hilton! If this was a battle, T.I wins this round hands down

Up Next, The West Coast crew including Xhibit, E-40 and Snoop Lion

Truth School - "Veterans getting better every year" - AB Soul spittin #KnowThyself Knowledge @2:22

Iron Mic - ASAP Rocky & dem

And last but certainly not least, it;s the Double R Beast from the East - Rough Ryders!! Eve, DMX but where's Jadakiss?