Doomsday Cypher

HYEEENAS Only: Doomsday Cypher

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Our REVOLT family said it best, spitting fire bars furiously off the dome is an elite skill that few rappers possess. Each year, media legend Sway gathers talented MCs to celebrate one of hip-hop’s grittiest and purest forms—freestyling.

For the 4th year, our Sway’s Universe Doomsday Cypher returns with some of the game’s hottest spitters on the rise.

First up was Token, a hungry firecracker rapper with avid fans to match. Following, was GRAMMY Award winning artist, Chance the Rapper’s younger hyeeeena brother, Taylor Bennett.

The legendary Pete Rock and undeniable, Big KRIT supplied beats as Mickey Factz, Babs Bunny, Ren Thomas, Don Flamingo, Don Mykel, Lyric Jones, Axel Leon and R-Mean took turns lighting the mic on fire with their flame.

As if these MCs weren’t enough — the OG Hip-Hop legends, The Lox hit the stage for a surprise performance!!

Get a REVOLT Nation front row seat to this bar-fest below. And based on lyricism, flow, technique and overall swag, which cypher is the dopest? Comment below with your thoughts!


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Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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