April, 18, 2020
The Fire Keeps Coming From the West Coast Cyphers!
By Matt Sherman

If you are still sleepin on the BOTW Cyphers, its time for you to WAKE YO A$$ up and get hip to the 3rd installment of our 2020 West Coast Series.All the artists that participated in our event were hand picked for their consistent bars on the Beat of the Week app. We reward the best rappers in our weekly contest by placing them in premium content of the highest quality. If you think you got what it takes to kill a beat at our next event, show us on the Beat of the Week app!!

This video starts with the unique sounds of Na-Z. He didn’t see our invitation until 4 days before the event and STILL made it happen. We want to thank you for writing a verse, memorizing it, and hopping on a flight from Denver with such little notice. Some of the most conscious verses we’ve heard on Beat of the Week have come from this man so we were stoked when he said he was in! The Week 115 winner did not disappoint, serving up food for thought on a crazy flow that switched cadences like socks. For more from the artist check out his profile on BOTW!

Second, we got the Long Beach infamous artist that BOTW thinks is next up, ThaPoet! The 8 time winner ($4000) proves himself with every verse that he drops. Bars, flow, and content were all up to par for his cypher verse as well. A1!! We got more content in the works with ThaPoet so stay tuned and keep your ear glued to the street. He has a debut album coming and that is something none of us can miss. Here’s a dope track he recently dropped that might make the album cut!

Next up to get us all bouncing was Ty Willy, who really decided she was going to steal the show once she grabbed the mic. The 2 time #ArtistPick brought mad energy and gave us more of the steez we invited her out for! Shoutout to you for driving the 4 hours to get to the event, we all enjoyed having you there. To peep some more fuego from her check out the verses on the platform!

Last, but certainly not least, was PhivTv No Filter. Since his cypher he has been one of the biggest BOTW advocates and we thank you for that. Phiv came through with his wild steez and broke down a personal story for us. This verse was epic! If you wanna hear more from him you can check out the fire on his BOTW profile!

We appreciate each of the artists that gave their time and energy to create this video. Here's our favorite line from each verse!! Let us know what your favorites are. Whether you're an artist, producer, or fan, peep game and enjoy the bars.

Na-Z - "All of these n****s dead, all of these killer’s casualties, didn’t need any lead, the ink and paper so maddening"

ThaPoet - "Melanin fully charged up, 24k solid gold bars, place your reservations on Mars, I got em lost in the stars."

Ty Willy - “I am the worst when it comes to linkin with n****s, they hit me like drop a verse, i reverse and get back to winnin”

PhivTV - "Got bananas for Gorillas, anything for sharks and killas, contact me 10-20 villas, restin on hammocks illin"


We would like to give a special thanks to the Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) for providing the space and atmosphere. The PYFC prides itself on taking endangered youth off of the streets and placing them into the studio so that they can express themselves in the form of art. You can donate to this great organization here

Thanks for tuning into Beat of the Week. Next vid coming soon!!


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