After the epic battle between The Lox and Dipset last month, New York hip-hop is indeed winning right now! The ‘00s was definitely a great era for rap music. So many rappers from NYC were dominating the charts and industry during that time. You could turn on almost any hip-hop and R&B station and hear songs artists such as Nas, DMX, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, The Lox, Camron, P. Diddy, Black Rob, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, 50 Cent, Noreaga, Ja Rule, and Mobb Deep.
Rap and hip-hop music legends, Fat Joe and Ja Rule are the latest rappers set to go face to face on the Verzuz stage. Many people believe that this is going to be a great match and are looking forward to seeing the two New York rappers go hit for hit. Fat Joe took to social media to share the exciting news.
Many of the music industry’s finest and legends are beyond excited for this upcoming battle. Award winning legendary producer Swizz Beatz left this comment under his photo. “Wayyyyyyyyyyyy uppppppppppppp🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸”.
Rapper Sheek Louch of the iconic rap group The Lox left this comment. “🦍🦍🦍”.
Fans and followers are indeed looking forward to this battle. One fan shared this exciting comment.
“🗣CRACKKKKKKKKK‼️ yesterday’s price is not todaysssssss price!!!!!!!”. Another fan posted this comment. “ALL BANGERS 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Let’s goooo”.
Many followers agree that this Verzuz will be epic especially if the Terror Squad makes an appearance. One follower posted the following. “U GOTTA HAVE THE WHOLE TERROR SQUAD THERE!! @remyma @cubanlinkclk @dragonsandrivers @iamtonysunshine @prospectbxny, triple seise, Armagadon”.
Ja Rule also shared a post on social media about their upcoming battle.
Both Fat Joe and Ja Rule have both previously spoke about doing a Verzuz battle but named 50 Cent as a possibly opponent. During an interview with The Morning Hustle back in February, Fat Joe stated the following. “I think the guys in the trap, I think the girls, I think everybody [would] be like, ‘Oh wow, we got a Verzuz 50 Cent [with] Fat Joe?”. He continued, “Oh, I’m tuning into that joint.’… That’ll be the ideal one”.
Ja shared with HipHopDX that he “loves” the Verzuz platform, and that if ever participated it would be more of a celebration for him rather than battle. He stated, “I love to see artists getting in there and doing the sh*t – but if I did one, if I did do a Verzuz, I would want my Verzuz to be fun”. He went on to say, “That’s what Verzuz is supposed to be about – the celebration of music and the art, and the artistry.”
The two rap legends will be battling in front of live studio audience in New York City on Tuesday September 14 at 9pm EST.
This is definitely going to be another huge and epic battle for hip hop and the culture of music.
Who are you rooting for? Fat Joe or Ja Rule?