A cipher, is traditionally defined as a secret or disguised way of writing/ a code. To cipher/cypher refers to the act of putting a message into secret writing.
In hip hop, the term is used in reference to an informal gathering of rappers, beatboxers, and/or break-dancers in a circle as they freestyle (rap or dance) over a beat. How well one performs in a cypher can either make or break their street cred, especially as a rapper.
Cyphers also act as a vehicle for hip hop styles and knowledge to be spread, through word-of-mouth in addition to encouraging trends in other battles.
For the first time since the awards show’s inception back in 2006, BET has filmed an African cypher which will air during the local broadcast of the awards ceremony which went down in Miami this past weekend and was hosted by DJ Khaled. The 2017 African cypher features the likes of BET A-List presenter, Jesse Suntele who goes by the moniker, J-Flow as well as Shuga Smakx, Stogie T and a host of legends in the Cape Town hip hop scene.
During last night’s screening, we also got to preview a few of the cyphers and out of all the artists we were shown, Stogie T’s lyrics and flow were the only ones that got a visible reaction from the crowd.
It also sounds like he took a bit of a shot at Cassper. Listen to the preview below:
King Khai is a female version of Kwesta
This brings us to Kwesta and his daughter Khai. So like, how can one even begin to deny that this is Kwesta’s daughter? Even if Kwesta wanted to deny her, which he didn’t, he wouldn’t win because this is what we call a real daddy’s girl. She is his clone.
Little Khai Asemahle Bulelwa Vilakazi is the female version of her daddy. If she had to grow up to be a rapper then we’ll have the proof that we need that Kwesta has cloned himself for real.
Pictures from the Ciroc Mango launch
In addition to making a pretty addition to your cocktail cabinet, this new flavour variant is perfect for creating simple fresh cocktails and celebrating at home with friends during the summer months.
Circo Mango can be mixed with Champagne to make a Mango Mimosa or it can be added to tonic to be enjoyed over ice.
“CÎROC’s success is built on innovating to ensure it remains ahead of the game, creating new and exciting variants that consumers will love. The new portfolio addition has been carefully crafted to ensure it retains the luxury credentials the brand is known for, whilst allowing us to engage with new and existing consumers. The new mango flavour is certainly going to add the #OnArrival moment to every Ciroc drinker’s celebrations,” said Diageo Reserve Portfolio Marketing Manager, Nosipho Mokabela.
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Some of our actors are so great at their roles that after all this time, we’ve started to believe they’re really family. Some have even gone to spend so much time together off-screen that we really believe they’re related. Check out our favourite soapie mother-daughter duos.
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