Keeping the mic in rotation since 2012.
Cypher League is a multi-platform cooperative that facilitates artistic collaboration among the creative, independent, and inquisitive. We are plugged into the most diverse artistic community there is, the hip hop community. In our opinion, Hip Hop is the most advanced form of artistic self-expression. That’s because it is not a single form of self-expression, but rather an eclectic mash-up of many. And in that convergence of diverse collaborative energy, it has also proven itself a powerful force of cross-cultural exchange and social cohesion.
We’re a part of that cypher, embedding ourselves culturally and living the life we manifest on our site. We play the role of creators and innovators while documenting the culture we participate in and help create. It’s about putting that action behind the words. We’re the ones to learn and grow from the experience while asserting a powerful voice for our generation, a generation that has yet to really speak up.
Our vision is for Cypher League to be the leading independent media platform for the millennial generation through a dedication to original and relevant content. With operations based in Brooklyn, Cypher League’s scope includes a digital publication, event planning and artist services.
Through dissection of culture and society as we experience it, Cypher League’s publication provides insight into the topics and ideas relevant to young millennials. While most people our age rely on outlets founded generations ago, Cypher League is a publication of the times, staffed with nothing but fresh perspectives. The publication is managed by editors Ben Toren and Preston West. We maintain a strong DIY ethic, striving to channel the originality and creativity that’s blooming in our generation.
Cypher League consistently organizes events in New York City’s venues and galleries. The goal of these events is to provide a unique and powerful experience through the union of people with a mutually-held interest in contemporary culture as it’s happening, from artists to college kids to old heads to young kids.
As a result of keeping live-in artists, both musical and visual, we began offering artist services in Summer 2014. Our primary endeavors are engineering (recording, mixing, mastering), music videos, graphic design (fliers, album artwork, illustrations), and photography (studio, fashion).