It’s the battle of the founders this weekend, as Timbaland and Swizz Beatz face off in the next Verzuz event, going down Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.
The pair first dueled onstage in 2018 at the Hot 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, N.J., as part of a producer clash battle — long before Verzuz premiered virtually in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The superproducer rematch follows the girl-group vocal-off between SWV and Xscape that went down May 8 and the Easter Weekend face-off between The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Co-created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz as a form of socially distanced entertainment in the midst of COVID-19, Verzuz is now in its second season. In recent months, we’ve seen Method Man vs. Redman and D’Angelo & Friends, as well as Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole, Jeezy vs. Gucci Mane, and E-40 vs. Too Short.
Speaking of Tim and Swizz, they made industry headlines in March when news broke that Verzuz had been acquired by the Triller Network, parent company of the Triller app. While Saturday night’s Verzuz will still be watchable on Instagram Live — as every battle has been since the start — fans can also check it out on Triller or with the FITE streaming app.
You can watch it all go down Saturday night, May 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on VerzuzTV’s Instagram Live, or you can also stream the battle with Triller or the FITE app.