Vado Speaks on BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

Over the weekend the fifth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards was taped in Atlanta’s Civic Center, and this year’s series of ciphers were finally revealed. recently caught up with up-and-coming rapper Vado, who was included in one of the seven sessions to speak on the experience.

The Harlem MC—who rhymed alongside Diddy’s former assistant Fonzworth Bentley and Latino spitter Reychesta [watch below]—said he wasn’t nervous about showcasing his talent for the event. “It’s like a walk in the park for me cause I grew up doin’ that,“ he explained. “I’m one of those types that love to show off for the camera, so when I got there you know everybody showed love, the vibe was crazy, so we just got it off. “

When asked if he thought that BET could have put him against some stiffer competition, the Cam’ron protégé didn’t hold his tongue. “Of course,” he said, adding, “but you know, it’s all love. I’m patient so it will come in due time, trust me.”

The BET Hip Hop Awards airs on October 12 at 8 p.m. EST the same day as Vado’s street album, Slime Flu, comes to stores. Meanwhile Cam and Vado’s Gunz ‘n Butta collabo flies onto shelves on November 22, the same day as new releases by Kanye West, Lloyd Banks and Nicki Minaj. —Jesse Gissen

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  • Silky Johnson

    Vado killed that…Cam needs to promote this guy more, he’s already better then Juelz.

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  • ollie montaine

    vado,big sean,wiz,cudi,b.o.b.,cool kids,big k.r.i.t.,currensy,stalley,chip da ripper are the future

    • JJ617

      Lupe Fiasco!!!!!

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    • smh

      fuck nigga.

  • Anonymous

    Freddie Gibbs would have flowed circles around Vado…

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  • DV8

    they played that nigga Vado. i want to know who was in the other cyphers

    • dipz

      nigga u right they did big time

  • Vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    this was horrible…why no royce, crooked I, Tyga, Pill, GIbbs or at leats somebody decent. fail BET..Fail.

    • The Fix

      Royce is in 1 of the cyphers but I agree,they shouldve called up that boy Gibbs.


    wtf@Benti guess its good to have connects tho. Vado the truth.

    Shut up with all the coulda shoulda this is HIP HOP its a freaking cypha. Cypha my dude.. cypha.

  • that nigga

    Wackest cypher ever.

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  • Vado

    I’m a worthless faggot that can’t rap for shit.

  • oskamadison

    All I want to know is when will Premier go snatch up Redman for one of these cyphers? Shit, G-Dep’s on the come (back) up, why not him? Hell, i’d like to see Dre 3 Stacks in this setting, just to see how long it would take his bars to sink in. BET needs to dig deeper.

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  • chrome

    damn Vado can spit! really good flow and turn of phrase. deserved stiffer competition

    that canadian chick was schweet

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