Like catching a glimpse of the mating ritual of a rare breed of kingfisher in the wild, seeing rappers practicing the art of the cipher (or "cypher") -- spontaneous rhyming in the round -- is rare for most outsiders.
Brought to you by the Soul Providers of KC, these two home vids show some the crew's resident MCs bringing the freestyle goods.
Video Cipher 1: Young Storm, Hozey-T, and Les Izmore
Video Cipher 2: Reach, Show, and MilkDrop
If you like whatcha see, A Soul Providers Christmas on Saturday, December 19, at the Record Bar, features performances by all six of the above rappers, plus DJs Skeme, Mythik, Headfella, Dublow 7 and MC Dutch Newman. It's 21+ and only $5 to get in.