Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off at the Barclays Center in the next Verzuz matchup.
The next Verzuz will be going down on Sunday October 17th in Brooklyn, New York, at the Barclays Center. And it will feature two of the greatest rappers of all time: Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One. Big Daddy Kane confirmed the news on his Instagram on Tuesday, October 5th:
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It’s been clear this was going to be the battle for a while. Last week, Verzuz sent out the poster for the battle, asking fans to guess who the matchup will be — despite the fact that the poster makes it pretty obvious that it will be the two legendary rappers.
Thousands of fans guessed correctly— including Snoop Dogg and DJ Premier. And on Twitter, rap fans have been debating the match for days.
Kane has the showmanship going for him. He still puts on a GREAT show. But song-for-song it's going to be hard for for him when they get beyond 11 or 12. Kris has too much firepower. I think Rakim vs. KRS would have been even more intriguing. And THAT'S saying something. https://t.co/1KErkNsWTG
— Keith Murphy (@murphdogg29) October 2, 2021
Kane and KRS are both incredible live performers. But half of the fun of a Kris show are his freestyled interludes, which don’t fit the Verzuz format. Whereas Kane is all hits, with dancing. Curious to see how it plays out.
— Shawn Setaro (@SameOldShawn) October 2, 2021
Y’all better stop saying that Big Daddy Kane don’t have enough material for KRS One y’all just never listened.🤷🏽♂️
— IG: @Vstylez (@Vstylez) October 4, 2021
This will be the third straight Verzuz to take place in New York City. This is following the Lox’s dominating win against Dipset and the face off between Fat Joe and Ja Rule. (This will be the first Verzuz to take place at the Barclays Center.)
“His battle skills are incredible. I’ve watched stuff that he’s done with other people he battled. Direction-wise, I really respect his battle skills. If you want to go at it with someone, you want to go at it with the best. He’s one of the best established artists who knows how to battle.”