‘Cipher’: “In hip-hop parlance, the term refers to something like a jam session in which everyone contributes to the creative experience.” Rap Dictionary.
4Front TV and Manorlogz brings you the 2011 Cipher, in official partnership with AtStreetLevel media. Deciding that the UK scene was distinctly lacking in the experience and joy of the cipher, the seed was planted and work began to create an experience of high octane level, in the form of an event which took place on June 21st at Stonehill Valley Warehouse. Legendary hip-hop DJ, Big Ted was spinning crazy cuts and ten UK emcees were barring to the highest degree over two hours, it was a visual and aural extravaganza that tore into celluloid. In post production, the lyrical dexterity and amazing energy leaped out and now they have brought that experience to the wider audience! With exposure in South Africa, USA and Russia it is about letting others know that not only is UK Hip-Hop surviving, it’s expanding! Cipher Season 2 is already underway and is tipped to have some big names confirmed…all being kept very hush hush for now. Cipher Friday is the event that you stay in to watch. Friday 22ndJuly saw its launch, watch the first episode and at 8pm every Friday for the next month they will be dropping an installment from the event through the viral world. Also, our very own music writer, Semper Azeez-Harris, got involved as an Associate Producer so make sure you tune in and follow her on twitter @repmes.
Episode 1: Durrty Goodz, Dubble Edge and Blak Twang (pictured)
Episode 2: Stig of The Dump, Dread and M9.
Episode 3: Cyrus Malachi, Bilzar, Sam Khan and Dabbla.
Episode 4: All the emcees barring.
If you’re a budding lyrical talent, get in contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and you could end up with a fantastc opportunity on the cards.