Keep the Cypher Complete 2018-02-13T17:06:02+00:00

Keep the Cypher Complete

I come from the cypher on 21st and South St Philadelphia, I attended open mics where was taught how to bring a freestyle rap to a group called a cypher. On a mic or in a side group at a table the most honored was action was to “keep the cypher complete”. Pass the mic, don’t come wack, bring your a-game and respect your elders in the cypher. I wise emcee told me once you have to be a man before you can be an emcee.


Hop Hop comes from block parties where DJ’s spun the breaks or bridges on the disco & rock songs where the emcees would rap. That grew into groups of emcees who would rap in a circle, or a cypher, and hone each other’s skills or battle when needed to let the group know who had the crown.

This song was written to let the world know my viewpoint on life that is meant to eventually come together in love. There will be a big table where we all can eat. That is an analogy for everyone gets to rock the mic with excellence where we are going and there is enough food for everyone to enjoy their life. Think and living eternally gives an infinite point of view. So keep your cypher complete. Whether that is as a musician, mom, teacher, accountant or president. Give back what you get and keep the cypher complete. A closed hand only gets what it has. An open hand is hopeful and receives what is coming next.

I come from the cypher. on 21st and South St Philadelphia, I attended open mics where was taught how to bring a freestyle rap to a group called a cypher. On a mic or in a side group at a table the most honored was action was to “keep the cypher complete”. Pass the mic, don’t come wack, bring your a-game and respect your elders in the cypher. I wise emcee told me once you have to be a man before you can be an emcee.

Hop Hop comes from block parties where DJ’s spun the breaks or bridges on the disco & rock songs where the emcees would rap. That grew into groups of emcees who would rap in a circle, or a cypher, and hone each other’s skills or battle when needed to let the group know who had the crown.

This song was written to let the world know my viewpoint on life that is meant to eventually come together in love. There will be a big table where we all can eat. That is an analogy for everyone gets to rock the mic with excellence where we are going and there is enough food for everyone to enjoy their life. Think and living eternally gives an infinite point of view. So keep your cypher complete. Whether that is as a musician, mom, teacher, accountant or president. Give back what you get and keep the cypher complete. A closed hand only gets what it has. An open hand is hopeful and receives what is coming next.