Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:02 , Written by 

Things seem to be heating up at the Fresh Gum Cypher battle, even before the would-be participants get their gloves on for the ground breaking feat.

Yesterday we broke the news to you of how, for the first time ever in Kenya, The 2012 Skiza CHAT Awards would feature a cypher contest, pitting mighty musicians against upcoming talent in what will be an interesting spectacle.

The complete list of The Chaguo Cypher nominees here >>

Well, as the due date for the 10th edition of the Insyder CHAT Awards with Skiza draws near, fans and artistes alike are getting worried that despite the Cypher contest being an open one for other budding talent, organizers may actually lock out seemingly popular new comers in favour of the more 'established' groups.

On its Facebook page, the Insyder posted:

This is for the Hip Hop heads. Courtesy of Fresh chewing gum, we're keepin' it FRESH at this year's CHAT Awards by hosting the first ever cypher on TV. For the past week or so, we've been asking our Facebook familia to vote for or suggest rhymesters who they would love to see lace the cypher with their ill lines. So far, Camp Mulla, Shreekezy, Lil' Balla, Juliani  & Octopizzo blazing the trail. Who do you wonna see spit some FRESH rhymes come Chaguo?

The comments speak volumes, and we've just picked a few:

cypher 1

cypher 2

Do you think there's a conspiracy? Or they're all just on edge...

Kevin Oyugi

Kevin Oyugi | Former Journalist

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