Legendary hip-hop producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz were asked which artists had the best overall performance on Season 1 of their hit Verzuz series. Timbo and Swizz were in agreement, and the answer might surprise some people.
Timbaland + Swizz Beatz Pick The Best Verzuz
Put on the spot by “The Carlos Watson Show,” Verzuz co-creators Timbaland and Swizz Beatz settled on one answer for who had the best battle: Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. The two Jamaican icons went at it in May of 2020.
“I would have to say Beenie Man gave the best performance.” (Timbaland)
ICYMI: Beenie Man Verzuz Bounty Killer
In case you missed it, the Verzuz between dancehall heavyweights Beenie Man and Bounty Killer was crazy. Pour yourself something and check out the whole event jam-packed event.
#VERZUZ Presents: Bounty Killer vs Beenie Man
Ashanti + Keyshia Cole Address Latest Verzuz Delay
Music stars Ashanti and Keyshia Cole can’t wait to battle it out. After their highly-anticipated Verzuz battle was once again delayed for coronavirus-related reasons, the R&B stars have both spoken out.
“Hey y’all!! Unfortunately the pandemic strikes again 😩 Of course we were all ready for the @verzuztv but due to the recent spike in Coronavirus cases along with everything else going on in our Country 🤦🏽♀️ @applemusic wanted to ensure the health and safety of staff, production @keyshiacole & myself first. Having already experienced COVID-19 I completely understand. I hope you at least got a laugh from this video🤣. I saw a lot of people posting the watch parties, the outfits & get togethers. I truly appreciate you! Thank you guys so much for all of the continued love and support. I’m always ready..with or without covid. Respectfully. Love y’all ❤️💕” – Ashanti
“I’m so sorry the @verzuztv event didn’t happen! I want you guys to kno, I really think @applemusic didn’t want to put staff/Production in danger along with @ashanti and myself. Due to the recent spike with the Corona virus …. I kno you all had get togethers and parties planned in states that were open. I’m so sorry! I love you guys, and thank you for the continued love and support over all these years!!! I BEEN READY! And I STAY READY!!!💪🏽” – Keyshia Cole
Verzuz Announces Crushing Setback
Last week, the Verzuz battle series suffered another setback. As anticipation mounted for singers Ashanti and Keyshia Cole to finally face-off with their hits, the organization announced a shocking delay for safety measures. The Verzuz Instagram page revealed its decision to reconsider its battle policies. Despite some of the most unforgettable face-offs happening in-person with both featured artists, the organization said it would go back to separate locations.
“This has been an emotional week. In addition, as COVID-19 numbers continue to increase, safety is a top priority for us. As much as we enjoy having everyone together in the same room, to protect the artists and everyone who works with us in putting the shows together, we’ll be going back to separate locations for a bit. We’re excited for the next few events, and look forward to getting back to the show in the coming weeks. ASHANTI VS KEYSHIA COLE: COMING SOON”