New York rapper Busta Rhymes knows the hip-hop world witnessed greatness courtesy of the latest VERZUZ match-up. The Big Apple native has come forward to geek out over watching Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Ghostface Killah face off in a timeless classics battle.
Busta Rhymes Calls Raekwon/Ghostface VERZUZ Epic
The hip-hop heavyweight went to his Instagram page to dish on just how much he enjoyed the battle. Rhymes shared a screenshot of both Rae and Ghost together along with shouting out other key people involved in Saturday’s VERZUZ including Wu’s RZA, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.
“INCREDIBLE, LEGENDARY, ICONIC, TIMELESS GREATNESS TONIGHT THANKS TO THE GODS @raekwon & @realghostfacekillah 👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑2 OF THE GREATEST MINDS EVER DO THIS SHIT!!! ALSO THANK YOU @therealswizzz @timbaland @verzuztv @triller @rza @ins_tagrams @officialcappadonna @mastakillamusic”
Raekwon + Ghostface Killa Deliver Epic VERZUZ Battle
Last night, the Wu’s Rae and Ghost surprised fans with some throwback classics courtesy of guest features including Killah’s “Special Delivery” anthem for music icon Diddy and Rae’s “Skew It On The Bar-B” with OutKast during the Saturday night VERZUZ battle. Even more memorable than the songs was the unexpected surprise appearances during their set.
During their time together, the two reminisced about a trip they took together to Barbados. RZA stopped by to say hello at one point, as Young Dirty Bastard, the son of late Wu-Tang associate Ol’ Dirty Bastard. RZA returned later to lead a toast near the end of the show. Cappadonna appeared to perform his guest verse on Raekwon’s “Ice Cream,” and Masta Killa stepped up for “Glaciers of Ice.” Ghostface Killah joined a round with Raekwon, performing “Criminology” from the latter’s 1995 solo debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… (Pitchfork)
The legendary Wu member Inspectah Deck even pulled through with a guest appearance.
After “halftime,” Raekwon declared that he was drunk and that he was restarting the proceedings without waiting for Ghostface Killah to return from his break. Inspectah Deck then joined him for Wu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.,” and Ghostface returned to the set in a white ankle-length mink coat. In the 19th round, Raekwon started with Jodeci’s “Freek’n You (Mr. Dalvin’s Freek Mix),” which Ghostface finished on his turn. (Pitchfork)
The Hype Is Real
Social media made sure to react to the memorable battle. Some of the biggest names in hip-hop lit up the official VERZUZ Instagram page to show support.
“🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥” -Beenie Man
Gearing Up For The VERZUZ
Heading into the bout, Ghostface Killah shared some hilarious footage showing how he prepared for the face-off.
“This how the champ get ready for a fight @verzuztv @raekwon @nina_sky15 #thechamp #wutang @glenda83”