For those who live in Tampa or have done music in the Tampa Bay area; you most likely have come across Aych or his long-standing open mic that has become a staple and cornerstone of the indie music scene called DA CYPHER. This year we celebrated their 9 year anniversary and got some thoughts and memorable moments from other artists and individuals in the hip hop community that have been impacted by Da Cypher. It goes without saying, that 9 years is a long time for any standard weekly event to go on; and the fact that they have survived almost a decade speaks a magnitude on the impact Da Cypher and Aych have had on the Tampa Hip Hop Community. We don't know many people who do music in this area that don't know about DA CYPHER, and platforms like this are the kinds of platforms we believe are instrumental to artists DEVELOPING their craft, BUILDING their network and FINDING their niche. Watch and enjoy the shenanigans!