This year's BET Hip Hop Awards were packed with flavor. Politically-charged and rhythmically-armed, 2016's award show featured performances from some of the culture's hottest including T.I., Gucci Mane, and Lil Uzi Vert. But the performances are never the event's most important part, nor are the awards themselves - what people give a shit about is the cypher, and as they should.

The cyphers this time around included appearances from the likes of Weezy F Baby, Freeway, Consequence, Jidenna, and Kevin Hart's alter-ego Chocolate Droppa. But who really came with the sauce when the shot clock was running? Which rappers actually stepped their game up, bringing it back to the days on the corner when the hustle wasn't about gourmet cheddar in a fancy ass recording studio?

Skip through the slides and find out.