Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have discussed their interest in doing a Tupac Vs. The Notorious B.I.G. VERZUZ battle.
The pair appeared on ESPN2’s Jalen And Jacoby show on Friday, January 22nd to talk about their plan to bring the online battle show into the world of sports for the upcoming Super Bowl. After being asked what their ultimate VERZUZ battle would be, Swizz replied: “My dream one, I want to figure out how to do Pac and Biggie in a way that the people is gonna really love it.”
Interested in the idea, Timbaland responded: “I’ma call you later, I’ma text you.” The idea of a Prince and Michael Jackson battle was also discussed as a possibility.
VERZUZ is an online series that pits producers, songwriters and artists against each other in a rap battle style format across Instagram Live and Apple Music. Competitors take it in turns playing a song from a list of 20 from their discography, with fans watching on before a winner is decided by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.
Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, John Legend and Alicia Keys are among the artists who’ve taken part since it got going last March.
Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Gang Starr’s DJ Premier also went head-to-head in a productions battle in April of last year.