The Hip-Hop community is about get a deeper appreciation for Verzuz. Lena Waithe is set to produce a documentary on the battle platform that provided us so much fun during quarantine.
The conversation about who is the best to do it behind the boards is a debate to be had. But our money is on Timbaland as the greatest of all time producer; no cap.
Last week during the Verzuz battle between Bone Thugs N Harmony and Three 6 Mafia, Swizz Beatz took to the comments on Instagram to share his frustrations with fans regarding the attitudes and demands artists participating in the event have requested.
While many thought the super producers were going to announce Ashanti and Keyshia Cole as the next contestants, the two beat creating icons instead announced that the series was heading back down south with a head to head showdown between 2 Chainz and Rick Ross.
The new Verzuz Battle has been announced and fans are already declaring a wipeout. On Tuesday (Jul 14), Swizz Beatz and Timbaland announced that West Coast Icon Snoop Dogg would be facing off against Ruff Ryder Legend DMX in a "battle of the dogs" for the next matchup.
While the country is at civil unrest due to the current social climate, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are back with their next #Verzuz Battle series, this time it’s a battle of the keys. On Saturday (June 13), the series collaborators announced that Alicia Keys and John Legend were the next matchup for a special Juneteenth edition of the highly anticipated battle series. "Let's celebrate Juneteenth with a special edition #Verzuz! @AliciaKeys vs @JohnLegend on the [piano keys]."
The Gospel version of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s #Verzuz series kicked off and proved to be just what everyone needed after painful week across the nation. On Sunday (May 31), the highly anticipated Gospel showdown between Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond on Instagram Live was a much-needed celebration of Black love and healing through the power of music. Although the music was spiritually influenced, both Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond appeared on Instagram Live wearing coordinating "I Can't Breathe" and "I Can't Breathe Again" statement shirts -- went live with their uplifting music.
H-Town legend Bun B has announced that he would be willing to participate in the #Verzuz battle series, but only if he can go head to head with Memphis legends 8 Ball & MJG. On Wednesday (May 26), Bun B took to Instagram to post a mock flyer regarding the proposed UGK/Ball & MJG Verzuz battle, before explaining that Timbaland and Swizz Beatz want to gauge the level of interest in the potential battle.
The highly anticipated ladies' night edition of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's #Verzuz Battle between 112 and Jagged Edge kicked off as promised, but after bad audio spoiled the party it seemed more like deja vu than a dream come true. On Monday (May 25), 112 and Jagged Edge faced off on Instagram Live with many fans hoping the showdown would finally put to rest the great debate of who had the better catalog between the two 90s crooning groups, but instead the battle itself drew criticism after static and bad audio ruined the overall mood for the event.
The highly anticipated battle between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer was not only monumental, but it was the first time in history that the two legends appeared on the same stage to participate in the #Verzuz Battle, which is usually all virtual. On Saturday (May 23), streamed live from Kingston, Jamaica, the Memorial Day “Soundclash Edition” of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s flagship IG Live series was easily the most exciting and entertaining yet, as well as the first to delve into Dancehall Reggae. Although the showdown wasn't a typical Jamaican Clash, it did incorporate elements from the Clash culture adding it to the unique #Verzuz battle format, creating an amazing experience for everyone tuned in, while simultaneously tapping into an epic rivalry that stretches back more than 25-years.
The #Verzuz battle series keeps getting better and better. Earlier this week after a legendary showdown between Ludacris and Nelly, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland announced that they were easing the stress from quarantine by taking the showdown to the islands with a monstrous battle between Dancehall icons Bounty Killer and Beenie Man--but the duo stepped it up even bigger with a battle for the ladies between 112 and Jagged Edge, making this the biggest weekend for the online series.
With the overwhelming response to the epic #Verzuz Battles, it’s no surprise that legendary MCs are lining up for their shot to go head to head, but according to N.O.R.E., both DMX and Eminem have confirmed that they got next.