SN CYPHER is an interesting video project that aims to promote the hip hop scene in Senegal.
CYPHER is the term used by the U.S. as a synonym for the word FREESTYLE. According to many fans of hip hop and even rappers, Cypher is considered as the 'true Hip hop' from the street, the beats of which were made using mouth, hands and turntables with old LPs ... (cf: PUBLIC ENEMY , KOOL G RAP , EPMD ,KRS ONE, CYPRESS HILL, NWA, 2 PAC, NOTORIOUS BIG ...)
Cypher, meaning calculation, time or training, allows the artists to perform according to a specific tempo. Each Hip Hopper performs, then passes the microphone for a round of Freestyle, trying to make the audience enjoy their peformance. Sn Cypher started spreading this "open mic" concept to the Senegalese Hip hop scene.
Senegal's regressive status in the global Hip Hop scene prompted the creation of a project inspired by the BET Cypher, named SN CYPHER for upgrading and promoting the Senegalese/African Hip Hop to the highest standards.
SN CYPHER is a ''MIC OPEN'' concept, that is to say, a competition open to everyone - all those who believe in their talent and who think they can compete with other artists can join it.