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The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards went down yesterday (Sept. 28) in Atlanta and BET lets loose the first of their Hip Hop Awards Cyphers, featuring Asia Sparks, Astro, Bad Lucc and Problem.

As usual, DJ Premier holds down the beats, cutting up a James Brown sample for the MCs to spit their bars to. Asia Sparks reps Philadelphia, Bad Lucc holds down Watts, Astro is from Brookyn and Problem reps Compton.

Let us know who you think dropped the best verse in the comments. The BET Hip Hop Awards air October 15 at 8 p.m. ET.

If you can’t wait to see who was in the rest of the cyphers (there are seven in total), you can peep the full list of MC’s below after the vid.

Cypher 1 – Wax, Rapsody, Emis Killa, Rittz, Jon Connor

Cypher 2 – A$AP Mob: Ferg, Twelvy, Nast, Ant & Rocky

Cypher 3 – Action Bronson, Star Life Breezy (Sprite Contest Winner) ,Travis $cott, Tifanny Foxx & Lil Kim

Cypher 4 – Slaughterhouse: Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce da 5’9 & Joe Budden

Cypher 5 – TDE: ScHoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, Ab Soul, Isiah Radhad & Kendrick Lamar

Cypher 6 – Real Husbands Of Hollywood: Chocolate Drop (Kevin Hart), Nick Cannon, Nelly, Boris Kodjoe, Dwayne Martin, JB Smooth

Cypher 7 – Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Problem & Astro

[H/T Karen Civil]

Photo: BET