I have heard the terms “COVIDWORLD” “Coronaverse” and even “Coronapocalypse” to describe the new world we are living in. Well along with this new world, we now also have new slang, coupled with our new ways of entertainment.
Welcome to the VERZUZ
Birthed from the pandemic and created by hip-hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, this new online music series is a battle ground (really love) for two entertainers that dial the world back a bit to my day!! the 80’s!!!.. when DJ Battles would epically showcase their catalog and talents.
Unlike when we booed or told the loser to “kick rocks” lol This is all done with love and allows people who either didn’t know the music, or never watched these performers in concerts to see them up close and personal, LIVE and with the ability to engage and enjoy
The soulfulness of Erykah Badu and Jill Scott
The dancehall Vibe from Bounty Killer and Beenie Man
The icons, idols, legacy’s and Lothario’s singing, conversing , dropping and reinforcing knowledge and empowerment.
THE WINNERS ARE:
- Instagram: Which according to them, have increased viewership to 70%
- Swizz Beatz and Timbaland: The innovators and creators of a new era of music, that will be a mainstay. A positive byproduct of our times, to share, relate, to love and that will influence music making for tomorrow
Check out VERZUZ next round of battles on IG: