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 Swizz Beatz and Timbaland want to gauge the level of interest in the potential battle.
“@therealswizzz and @timbaland are open to having us on @verzuztv y’all,” Bun B wrote. “They just wanna see that the people want it. So tag them in my comments. Then repost the pic by @willo_hdesign to your page and story and tag them again. Let’s get the word out!”
While the battle is only hypothetical at this point, it didn’t stop fans from taking to Twitter to share their excitement.
Both UGK and 8 Ball & MJG have classic records that helped solidify the South in Hip-Hop and judging by the early reaction online, this battle might actually happen. For those unaware with the two groups extensive catalogs and street classics:
UGK has many hits under their belt with songs like “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You),” “Diamonds & Wood” and “Front, Back & Side to Side.” Let’s not forget their classic collaborations for T.I.’s “Front Back” and JAY-Z’s “Big Pimpin.”
8Ball & MJG have a few hits of their own as well. The Memphis natives have singles such as “You Don’t Want Drama,” “Space Age Pimpin’” and “Don’t Make” in their catalog.
If the highly anticipated battle does go “dine”, fans can rest assured that future audio issues have been taken care of with the new rule that Swizz Beatz and Timbaland put in place. Following the technical problems during Jagged Edge and 112’s battle, the Verzuz founders announced that they are enforcing a rule that the artists have to use the equipment that they’re being sent.
“Roland [Corporation] actually created a special system that they made for Verzuz for IG,” Swizz explained. “And it works. Like you look at Ludacris’ sound, it works. You can tell who’s using the setup and who’s not using the setup. It’s only a couple plugs that’s gon’ change ya life. 112 was using it. I don’t think Jagged Edge was using it. We’re gonna make that an enforceable rule. You cannot do Verzuz unless you use the technology that we’re sending you because we’re sending it to you for a reason.”
Check out what Twitter had to say below.
Even tho I wanna see UGK vs 8-Ball and M.J.G on versuz you gotta think Pimp C wouldn’t agree to no shit like that if he was alive— Maybe: Flirt Cobain 🐉 (@Eternal5Ent) May 27, 2020
My mom tipsy and instead of putting Sunday cleaning music she put on UGK.... I’m shook— ricky. (@trillxsince96) May 27, 2020
Bun B is trying to have a UGK vs Eightball & MJG. I will be tuned in with the quickness. They should do it themselves and not involve Swiss cheese— Stand Up Guy (@Boogiebabyg) May 27, 2020
if swizz give us the three6/bone then give us ball&G/ugk that’ll be all i need— porsche panamera 4S 🌰🥛🤴🏾 (@Iam_KING24) May 27, 2020
Me arriving to the UGK vs 8 Ball & MJG battle pic.twitter.com/CDWQM1WKBx— Deon (@deonegenti) May 27, 2020
Wait, whaa? Let me know if you find out. UGK for life. Also singing The Game Belongs To Me. "I got Bobby by the #, Whitney by the key, DJ Screw by the gallon..." Reppn Texas! 💯 pic.twitter.com/4NdZvGSUDH— ✨TUCHaGOLD✨ (@SeeLess143) May 27, 2020
If they have that 8Ball and MJG vs UGK battle that’s gone be classic.— Young OG (@dr_phill270) May 27, 2020
I NEED that UGK & 8ball & MJG verzus IMMEDIATELY 😫🗣— Grace Greenleaf🖤 (@_Creeeeee) May 27, 2020