VERZUZ co-creators Timbaland and Swizz Beatz were on The Breakfast Club radio show, and of course the talk turned to fantasy-booking music battles. When it came to a hypothetical matchup of R&B superstars Chris Brown and Usher, one of the legendary producers made his pick clear.
Timbaland Says Chris Brown’s Catalog Is Unbeatable
Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne Tha God put Usher on his list of artists whose catalogs are untouchable. But Timbaland thinks Chris Brown could take down the “Nice and Slow” crooner.
“Chris Brown got too much in his bag. He got like 50 bags, bruh!”
VERZUZ Announces XSCAPE + SWV
The VERZUZ franchise isn’t slowing down – at all. The popular face-off competition series has announced legendary R&B groups SWV and XSCAPE gearing up to put their classics on the line.
“R&B queens unite 👸🏾👸🏾👸🏾 It’s OFFICIAL OFFICIAL 🔥 @officialswv vs @officialxscape 💕💕💕 Saturday, May 8th at 5pm PT/8pm ET LIVE in the @Triller app OR on @VerzuzTV. #VERZUZ @femmeitforward Drinks by @Ciroc”
VERZUZ Announces Huge Battles
Following an epic showdown between Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Ghostface Killah last Saturday night, VERZUZ hit up its social media pages to deliver epic news. In addition to the Isley Brothers going up against legendary soulful group Earth, Wind & Fire, additional bouts including Method Man and Redman are happening along with a mystery rematch on Memorial Day Weekend.
We’re just getting started 🔥🔥🔥🔥 We got so much on the way and can’t wait to reveal the rest, but for now… 💥 The Isley Brothers vs Earth, Wind & Fire | April 4th 💥 Redman vs Method Man | “How High” 4/20 Special Watch on @verzuztv or @Triller 🔥🔥🔥 Try to guess the other ones!!
Raekwon + Ghostface Killa Deliver Epic VERZUZ Battle
Prior to the news, 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)