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 in quarantine.
Apart from the pranks, their friendship hasn’t really been tested.
Let the dreads fly with these two, as they go back and forth on dropping music – or not.
The ‘gawd’ Yé has made gospel off the back of Travis Scott’s original sound. And let’s not forget their sneaker collabs.
These two have timeless vocal cords.
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.
Learning these two had real beef before rap, it’s only right they put their tracklists up against each other.
These two have always been on opposite ends about their crafts.
I’m confident everyone could agree that this would be one for the history books.
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.
These veteran Rap Mistresses are nothing to play with and they have records to prove it.
50 still has the power. And Fyre Fest – you owe us, Ja.
Whether you’re into “eight-figure” dudes or just straight ‘savage’, a battle between these young women seems – pretty – fun.
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.
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?
From bandannas and tipped fitted caps to three-piece suits and lapel pins, these two have come a long way from the trap.
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.
The eternal flame burns – ether.
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 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?
Who is your American Idol?
Like David and Goliath – Davido and the African Giant – straight out of mythology. How epic this could be.
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.
Pop queens face-off for the ages.
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.
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’.
Two music gods walk into the studio… Need we say more.
This one is for the cash money getters. Those that know no limits.
Turn down for what?
Snoop Dogg vs. Snoop Lion
If you ever wanted to live a second life – here you go!
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 won’t let them off the hook.
Dancehall has always been a flashy genre and we all got busy pon di river to these artists here.
Mr. Boombastic better keep his head high.
Fat Joe can be the referee. Make sure you bring the gasoline.
You may want to keep your girl close.
Talib Kweli vs. Q-Tip
Mos Def vs. Black Thought
A lot of food for thought between these two.
The “Ooo yeahs” would go so hard.