The EPIC Verzuz battle between Bounty Killer & Beenie Man was a CELEBRATION of dancehall and a tribute to Jamaica!
How was this night different from all other Verzuz battles? Streamed live from Kingston, Jamaica, the Memorial Day “Soundclash Edition” of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s flagship IG Live series was easily the most exciting and entertaining yet, as well as the first to delve into dancehall reggae.
Considering the fact that Jamaican sound systems pioneered the sort of “beat battles” have made Verzuz a social media sensation well over half a century ago, the creative decision was more than fitting. By pitting two icons of the genre, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man, in head-to-head competition, this Verzuz battle did not just showcase two of its most respected lyricists ever to hold a microphone, it also tapped into an epic rivalry that stretches back more than a quarter of a century.
Billboard has the Hit for hit breakdown, playlist and alleged ‘winner’, but to me the WINNER was pop culture because these two legends offered up a PARTY..a celebration of MUTUAL ADMIRATION between friends!
Check out the full RUNDOWN here!