Battle of the Titans: RZA & DJ Premier Will Face Off on Instagram Live
Two titans, DJ Premier and RZA, will face off on Instagram Live.
“The paperwork is in.”
Swizz Beatz has announced the latest matchup in his Verzuz series: DJ Premier will be going up against Wu-Tang leader RZA. Swizz Beats made the announcement on his Instagram page. The battle will happen on Instagram Live on Saturday, April 11th, at 9 PM EST.
DJ Premier and RZA both went to their social media accounts and confirmed that they would be facing off against each other.
I Brought Matches 🔥@RZA vs. Premier pic.twitter.com/vhDTzUzkyB
— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) April 9, 2020
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RZA and DJ Premier are two of the most decorated hip-hop producers of all time. RZA is responsible for a majority of the Wu-Tang classics throughout the ’90s and DJ Premier has produced classics for the likes of JAY-Z, Nas, Gang Starr, MOP, Common, and more.
In some ways, this is a makeup for Teddy Riley vs. Babyface. That battle, which was highly anticipated, was supposed to go down last Sunday. However, at the last minute, the battle was postponed, with rumors that Riley was trying to find an additional platform. Instead, T-Pain battled Lil Jon that weekend.
For the last month, Swizz Beats has set up various Verzuz battles. The format is simple: two producers, each have to pick 20 of their most memorable songs. It started with his memorable showdown with Timbaland. The battles have been a source of amusement for fans who are quarantined. Primo vs. RZA is likely to be the best one.
All throughout social media fans are already clamoring for the battle and making predictions about who will win.
RZA vs Preem
Song selection and when to play which song is gonna be key. I’m predicting Premier wins but this shit ain’t no walk in the park. Slip up and play the wrong song .. smh
— Rob Markman 💭 (@RobMarkman) April 9, 2020
Rza gonna get smoked. Them wu tang beats was cool, for them and the time, but in a beat battle against DJ Premier pic.twitter.com/Vi2ZEQWSPB
— wall 🕊💙🏁 (@justcallmewall) April 9, 2020
Me in the IG live comments of the RZA and Preemo battle. pic.twitter.com/cNksimUTQO
— CHASE. (@ChaseNCashe) April 9, 2020
gotta break this out for primo vs rza pic.twitter.com/I4OUbsQAwy
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) April 9, 2020
I'm prepared to fight everyone over the RZA this weekend
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) April 9, 2020
Preemo: Who's Gonna Take the Weight?
RZA: Protect Ya Neck
Preemo: New York State Of Mind
RZA: Brooklyn Zoo
Preemo: Come Clean
Preemo: Supa Star
Preemo: 10 Crack Commandments
RZA: Incarcerated Scarfaces
Preemo: Mass Appeal
RZA: Daytona 500
Me: HOLY SHIT https://t.co/dhz5TMJtos
— Keith Murphy (@murphdogg29) April 9, 2020
As a Rap music expert I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s beyond stupid to make any kind of predictions about what would happen in a possible real time beat/song battle between DJ Premier & RZA
— Dart_Adams (@Dart_Adams) April 9, 2020
Saturday can’t get here fast enough.