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Hamilton Cast takes part in BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Yes, you read that title correctly. Stars of Broadway’s Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, as well as Questlove, will be featured on tonight’s Hip Hop Awards, airing on BET. The group will be participating in a section of the show called “The Cypher,” which is a freestyle where one person starts when another is finished, without any interruptions.


If you were to ask me three years ago if some of the cast from a Broadway show could participate in The Cypher, I might have laughed in your face. However, Hamilton isn’t your average musical. It effortlessly blends both musical theatre and Hip Hop in ways unimaginable. It would be unthinkable not to include them in this year’s Cypher. They don’t have those high rankings on the charts for no reason. Plus, a cypher shouldn’t be too hard for this cast, since they already spend eight nights a week rapping and singing non-stop in their own show for two and a half hours.

The cast tweeted their excitement over the inclusion into the mainstream Hip Hop world. Miranda wrote earlier on twitter;

Daveed Diggs shared his excitement via Instagram with this message:

Meanwhile Renee Elise Goldsberry updated her twitter with photos of Hip Hop artists that have made their way to the Great White Way to see Hamilton in action with the twitter message:

Taping of this year’s award show took place on Friday, October 9th at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA with Uncle Snoop returning as host. The broadcast premiered October 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET on BET. UPDATE: WATCH BET CYPHER BELOW!

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