Swizz Beatz And Timbaland Plan Dream Verzuz Battle Between Tupac Shakur And Notorious B.I.G.! Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are contemplating the thought of bringing Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. back from their graves for an online rap battle. Verzuz is an online rap battle that was created at the beginning of COVID 19 during lockdown. Timbaland and Swizz Beatz pioneered the face off during the first iteration via Instagram live in March 2020.Since then it has gained traction lately bringing together the likes of Snoop Dogg and DMX, Alicia Keys and John Legend, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, and recently – last week (January 22), Ashanti and Keyshia Cole.
The two late hip-hop legends are part of a dream face-off for the Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Verzuz event.
“My dream one, I want to figure out how to do Pac and Biggie in a way that the people are gonna really love it,” said Swizz. The duo is also considering a Prince and Michael Jackson verzuz.
The series that takes place on Instagram Live and Apple Music, competitors face off in turns playing a song from a list of 20 from their discography, as fans watch on. A winner is later announced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.
The latest episode of “Verzuz” saw Ashanti and Keyshia Cole face off in a music battle. They were both late during the episode but fans had to wait longer for Keyshia who showed up much later.
Giving her apology for being late, Keyshia said in a recent interview, “I want to apologize for not sitting my a** in that seat. OK? Because I was there and I should’ve sat down. I should’ve just sat in the seat no matter if I felt like the visual wasn’t clear…,” Keyshia said. “They said my music wasn’t gonna be right or whatever it was. I think, more so than anything, people wanted me to sit, be present…even though they didn’t know that I was present.”