The product of a mutual respect between two heavy weights of the music, the battles on-line “Verzuz”, carried out in Instagram Live are becoming unmissable events. When Timbaland and Swizz Beatz began the series in march, the two producers had no idea that it would explode into what it is now.
On April 18, the clash between the legends Teddy Riley and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds began to trend on Twitter hours before 9 p. m. start time.
Part history, part celebration, it is something that the fans will not stop talking. Between the two, they created songs to their own groups and for stars such as Michael Jackson and Beyoncé.
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A quick summary of “Verzuz”
Each week, two artists face, playing hits from their catalogs, with some of his songs with big names such as Mariah Carey, Biggie, and Rihanna. More than a celebration than a battle, the events of Verzuz are an attraction for celebrities, politicians and the general public.
The “clash” of the last week with RZA and DJ Premier became a parade of hip-hop while the two played albums from their vaults. It was like the Golden Age of hip-hop again.
Before that, the fans saw The Dream versus Sean Garrett, Ne-Yo and Johnta Austin, and Scott Storch go against Mannie Fresh.
The party of Teddy Riley and Babyface ended early
Riley was configured with a keyboard, microphone, screen, bright lights and a computer. When Babyface joined, I had earphones in the ears and disks ready to use.
But an echo at the end of Riley made everyone in the comments asked for a restart, and after some technical difficulties apparently were corrected, and began again.
The session of Instagram Live attracted to characters as Mariah Carey, Taraji Henson, Doug E. Fresh, Charlamagne tha God, Kevin Hart, Missy Elliott, Victor Cruz, Adele, Quavo, the Braxtons, and Dr. Dre.
It seems that this was a meeting of quarantine that all promoted. With more than 400,000 people in the virtual room, the two musicians / composers exchanged banter and they started it.
Riley was the first to play “The Show”, the classic rap with Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick. Babyface provided with “Two Occasions” by The Deele, and for a time there was a sonic back and forth.
The alignment of Riley included “Groove Me” and “I Like the Way” by Hi-Five, while Babyface did queue in “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Every Little Step”.
More sound problems by Riley did you cut the things with the intention of returning in 20 minutes at 10:30. In contrast, the battle of Verzuz was closed for the night.
The fans are disappointed because the event was postponed
As things developed in the comments section, fans, and some
of the children of Riley: called Riley to say goodbye to your technology team and complained
It was too much equipment and too many people.
The organizers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland took it to Instagram Live to ensure fans that the battle should be done well, as these sessions are educational and historical, but they said that Riley should use the “less is more” approach in the future.
Babyface sent a video message thanking to all for joining
and to say that postponing the session of Verzuz for another time when the sound
It is in point. All agreed.
According to Swizz Beatz, a new date can happen the next day or at another time, but the fans should watch for an announcement about a repeat.