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Music vs. The World: These Verzuz battles will get you BIG mad

As exciting as they have been, with more Verzuz battles to come, we got bored and thought we would create a list of match-ups that may be fun to see play out. Founded by super producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, who started the battle wave, have fostered friendly hit-for-hit between music icons.

Their battle has been followed by acts like songwriters, The Dream versus Sean Garrett, recording talents Ryan Teddy versus Benny Blanco, hip hop legends Rza versus DJ Premier, and famously the glitch-filled episodes between Teddy Riley and Babyface.

We thought we would create a list that expanded on the idea of the illustrious Verzuz battles. We would love to hear your angle on some of these battles listed, and who you think should go head to head while we are still battling COVID.

Tyler, The Creator vs. Asap Rocky

Apart from the pranks, their friendship hasn’t really been tested.

Lil Uzi Vert vs. Playboi Carti

Let the dreads fly with these two, as they go back and forth on dropping music – or not.

Travis Scott vs. Kanye West

The ‘gawd’ Yé has made gospel off the back of Travis Scott’s original sound. And let’s not forget their sneaker collabs.

Chalrie Wilson vs. Ronald Isley

These two have timeless vocal cords.

Beanie Sigel vs. Meek Mill

I think these two need to just call Smack for a URL rap battle.

Keyshia Cole vs. Lil Mo

These Superwomen can really tug on the emotional chords and still rock with your favorite rappers.

Usher vs. Chris Brown

Both started making music in their teens and have the dance moves to tear up any rug.

Ghostface vs. Raekwon

Learning these two had real beef before rap, it’s only right they put their tracklists up against each other.

Funk Flex vs. DJ Clue

These two have always been on opposite ends about their crafts.

J. Cole vs. Kendrick Lamar

I’m confident everyone could agree that this would be one for the history books.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers vs. Green Day

Shirtless rockers and the “Emo” kids collide.

ELLA Mai vs. Alicia Keys

I’d love to hear and compare vocals and lyrics as these two can really help you tell someone “I like you” and hopefully spark romance.

Eve vs. Remy Ma

These veteran Rap Mistresses are nothing to play with and they have records to prove it.

50 Cent vs. Ja Rule

50 still has the power. And Fyre Fest – you owe us, Ja.

Saweetie vs. Megan Thee Stallion

Whether you’re into “eight-figure” dudes or just straight ‘savage’, a battle between these young women seems – pretty – fun.

Sonny Digital vs. Metro Boomin

Battle of the beats, this would slap so hard.

Dizzee Rascal vs. Skepta

Grime’s finest has got to get a piece of the action.

Vybez Kartel vs. Mavado

These two have been at it for some years.

Nickelback vs. Creed

This may be the most epic deep bellowed screamfest of all time.

Eminem vs. Logic

I kind of just want to see these two in a boxing ring gloved up, LOL.

Bieber vs. Timberlake

Battle of the Justins. Who’s stealing more hearts?

Jeezy vs. TI

From bandannas and tipped fitted caps to three-piece suits and lapel pins, these two have come a long way from the trap.

Lil Wayne vs. Future

Who can put out more music in a single studio session?

Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B

I think we are way over due for this.

Jay Z vs. Nas

The eternal flame burns – ether.

J Balvin vs. Bad Bunny

Who runs the Latin music world?

Will Smith vs. LL Cool J

Born the same year, these two rappers turned actors might as well find something to do during the quarantine.

Mary J. Blige vs. Janet Jackson

Mary may not be as good a dancer, but the music can stack up to Janet.

Diddy vs. Suge Knight

“To all you artists out there, who don’t wanna be on [IG Live] where the executive producer’s…all up in [your stories], all on [your post] dancin’…then come to Death Row!” – Suge Knight.

Could you imagine – Bad Boy and Death Row in today’s era?

Fantasia vs. Jennifer Hudson

Who is your American Idol?

Davido vs. Burna Boy

Like David and Goliath – Davido and the African Giant – straight out of mythology. How epic this could be.

Darius Rucker vs. Jimmie Allen

Country music is lit! Storytelling at it’s finest. Two different generations but don’t sleep. Heard of Lil Nas X?

Kane Brown vs. Sam Hunt

‘Cause Country Music is so lit.

Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera

Pop queens face-off for the ages.

Brandy vs. Monica

Who does the boy really belong too?

Alchemist vs. Harry Fraud

The smokers’ lounge is now open with beats that will make you believe even you can write a rhyme or two.

Lil Kim vs. Foxy Brown

Brooklyn is still the livest borough, so put your lighters up.

GoldLink vs. Anderson Paak

This might just be the most jazziest musical duo overall.

MC Lyte vs. Queen Latifah

As far as women empowerment goes, this might be as good as Jill Scott versus Erykah Badu.

Gucci Mane vs. 2 Chainz

Big Guwap and Tity Boi. The most lavish battle to take place all the way down in the ‘A’.

Pharrell Williams vs. Rick Rubin

Two music gods walk into the studio… Need we say more.

Birdman vs. Master P

This one is for the cash money getters. Those that know no limits.

Lil Jon vs. Diplo

Turn down for what?

Snoop Dogg vs. Snoop Lion

If you ever wanted to live a second life – here you go!

Madonna vs. Lady Gaga

These gender bender brands don’t care how you were born as long as you came to dance.

Migos vs. Beasty Boys

These Big 3 might not be fair but worth a mention. Hasn’t been many trios this tight in hip hop.

Wale vs. Complex

Wale won’t let them off the hook.

Sean Paul vs. Elephant Man

Dancehall has always been a flashy genre and we all got busy pon di river to these artists here.

Shaggy vs. Mr. Vegas

Mr. Boombastic better keep his head high.

Daddy Yankee vs. Tego Calderon

Fat Joe can be the referee. Make sure you bring the gasoline.

Trey songz vs. August Alsina

You may want to keep your girl close.

Talib Kweli vs. Q-Tip

NEW YORK – OCTOBER 27: Talib Kweli and Q-Tip attend Q-Tip’s “The Renaissance” album release party at the Bowery Hotel on October 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Makes sense.

Mos Def vs. Black Thought

A lot of food for thought between these two.

Jodeci vs. Dru Hill

The “Ooo yeahs” would go so hard.

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