Local emcees Reason and Rhetorical Artz began hosting this community event in July of 2015, and its purpose was to help artists, dancers, musicians and others to grow through the art of spontaneous collaboration. At their monthly events, anyone can participate in the cypher. They believe that improvisation is a life skill that people from all walks of life can benefit from learning.
In August of 2016, the Track Meet athletes created an interactive cypher performance to open up for legendary hip hop group, EPMD. In October, they opened up for Rakim at the VIA Festival. Audiences can participate in their performances by suggesting scenarios for the emcees to use, offering props and more. Track Meet plans to continue developing their live performances, while maintaining and expanding their events for the community of Pittsburgh and beyond.