The Great Instagram "Verzuz" Battles

April 7, 2020

With outside pretty much closed except for essential needs, buisnesses, and etc. There has been nothing to do really, all events that we'd had looken forward to have been canceled or postponed due to Coronavirus. However that all changed a few weeks ago when Legenday producers Swizz Beatz and VA's very own Timbaland stepped into the chat.

The two producers decided to battle over IG live, playing their top hits and the viewers loved it. Starting a new trend of beat battles over Instagram Live. However this isn't the first time the two have done a beat battle. The pair had done an IRL version of a song-for-song producer clash at Summer Jam in 2018, but now with everyone stuck at home the two decided to move the battle off stage onto a smaller screen and with a faster reach...

So What Did They Play??

Timbo played his hits that changed radio and R&B such as Aaliyahs "One in a million" JT's "Sexy Back". Swizz played hits that hit radio and the streets HARD straight out the gate with the Ruff Ryders "Jigga" featuring none other than than the jigga man himself JAY-Z, and of course he played the DMX smash "Ruff Ryders' Anthem."

Who Won?

Well that's up to you to decide. Some say Timbaland, some say Swizz Beatz. You can rewatch the battle on youtube and decide.

More Verzuz?

Since the first battle "Verzuz" has GROWN, it's gone from producers, to songwritters, to singers. See list of who's battled below.

  • Boi-1da vs Hit-Boy (Producers)

  • The-Dream vs Sean Garrett (Songwitters/Singers)

  • Ne-Yo vs Johntá Austin (Songwitters/Singers)

  • French Montana vs. Tory Lanez (Rappers)

  • Mannie Fresh vs. Scott Storch (Producers)

  • T-Pain vs. Lil Jon (Producers/Rappers) 

This was only the begining there's more to come and we are looking forward to it!