Last night (October 12), BET aired the 2010 Hip-Hop Awards. While the winners have been known for the past two weeks, the highlight of the annual awards show is oftentimes the freestyle ciphers. Taking it back to the essence of hip-hop, some of the game’s biggest, brightest and rising stars drop bars over a steady instrumental, laid down by the legendary DJ Premier who provides a few choice cuts and scratches.

This year’s session was another memorable series, as everyone from Wiz Khalifa and Tyga to Ice Cube and Rev. Run (both sidelined by their rapping sons) to Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music roster. With all these notable bars packed into one show, it was hard for the XXL staff to pick a best verse, so we figured we’d get our opinionated readers to chime in on the discussion.

Wiz Khalifa, Bones Brigante, Yelawolf & Raekwon


Tyga, Kuniva, Diamond & Royce Da 5′9”


OMG, Doughboy, Ice Cube, Diggy, JoJo & Rev. Run


Reek Da Villian, Zawcain & Mickey Factz


Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi Da Prynce & Common

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