About Us

Cypher Univercity began as a group of homies getting together on NC State Campus for weekly freestyle rap sessions. Nearly 9 years in and the cypherheads are going stronger than ever.

Organized by Eshod Howard, Shep Bryan, and a board of veteran hip hop archivists, Cypher U exists with the mission of spreading knowledge about the roots of hip hop culture and giving people a platform to be heard.

Cypher Univercity has a presence on university campuses across the United States and has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival.

We hear you.

Part community group, part record label, part talent incubator, and part educational experience, we bring the best of all worlds together.

Contact Cypher Univercity

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Eshod Howard


Shep Bryan