It all started with a friendly beat battle between hip-hop/R&B super producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Once viewers got a taste of what the Verzuz concept could offer, they began fantasizing over which battles they’d like to see next.
Sensing a game-changing opportunity on their hands, Swizz and Timbo pooled their finances and industry contacts together to turn the Verzuz concept into an ongoing webcast series. Ever since then, we’ve had the pleasure of watching musical legends play their best songs, drop a few verbal gems about life as a whole, and provide some cool backstories behind the songs that make us jump out of our seats as soon we hear the first note. RZA vs. DJ Premier, Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott, Bounty Killer vs. Beenie Man, and Teddy Riley vs. Babyface definitely stand out as some of the greatest Verzuz virtual concerts thus far. And judging by the future slate of battles, everyone can expect to be treated to even more memorable faceoffs throughout the remainder of 2021.
Even though Swizz and Timbo clearly know what they’re doing, we still have a few suggestions for dream Verzuz scenarios that we’re sure music aficionados would love to see. If any of the 10 battles listed below came to fruition, the excitement would be through the roof and the celebratory atmosphere attached to the Verzuz brand would hit another level.