Best Cyphers of 2017

Friday Cypher: Don Q, Anoyd, Kris Kasanova Freestyle + Amadeus Plays Live Beats

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Starting our week with our most recent Friday Fire Cypher, we’re joined by Don Q, Anoyd, Kris Kasanova and super-producer, Amadeus, providing the live flame production.

First up is Don Q, a rapper from New York who has every burrough, city and state buzzin’ with his new Corner Stories project. With collabs with Fabolous, A-boogie, Dave East and more. Being so laid back during our interview, you wouldn’t think he was star struck working with some of hip-hop’s best — but he admits that being in the studio with Styles P actually got him excited. Watch @DonQHBTL go off below.

Next up is Kris Kasanova. A Red Hook native who was inspired to get in the game by his step father, who ran with OGs like Big L and Big Daddy Kane. Don’t let his 9-5 hustle confuse you, this rapper is hungry and shows off his live freestyle on Sway in the Morning. Watch @KrisKasanova below and grab his mixtape, “Always Something” here.

Patiently waiting to spit next is Anoyd, Connecticut-bred MC who’s clearly annoyed by a lot. But at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is BARS. Watch @LivinAnoyd take his turn lighting the mic on fire, and catch his “Once in a Brgndi Moon” mixtape here.

Catch 2-more rounds of bars below and tweet @RealSway with your thoughts!


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