The new Verzuz battle has been announced and fans are already declaring a wipeout.
“The battle of the dogs @DMX vs @SnoopDogg Wednesday, July 22nd. Watch on our IG or in HD on @AppleMusic. Drinks by @Ciroc. #Verzuz”
“I ain’t got no dogg in this fight ! Yes u do who u got,” Snoop captioned the on Instagram announcing the battle.
Although he’s going head to head against another legend, DMX previously challenged Jay-Z to a Verzuz battle. In May, during an interview with N.O.R.E. for Drink Champs, X revealed he wanted to serve Hov in the matchup.
“I rather go against my arch-nemesis,” DMX previously said, referencing Jay. “You can’t go in the basement and play some records?!… That’s what I’m saying. That’s why it should be done. It’s a celebration. We’re celebrating music. He got some hits, too! He can play ‘Money, Cash, Hoes,’ then I can play ‘Money, Cash, Hoes.”
While the subsequent announcement was met with excitement, many fans began to inquire about the unique pairing before making their predictions–with many declaring Snoop the clear winner.
Despite Twitter’s questioning of the matchup, the pair up does make sense when you compare the two Hip Hop legends’ biggest hits. DMX will surely revisit classics that showcase his ability to control the crowd with his ferocious delivery, like “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” while Snoop will surely counter with his iconic tracks including “Gin & Juice”, “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” even with Snoop’s extensive catalog it makes the matchup a good one.
Launched in March by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, Verzuz began as a competition between producers but evolved to include writers and performers. Recently, John Legend and Alicia Keys played it out in a battle of the pianos to celebrate Juneteenth, while other matchups have included T-Pain and Lil Jon, Ludacris and Nelly, Teddy Riley and Babyface, and Jill Scott vs. Erykah Badu.
Snoop Dogg and DMX will face off on July 22 on Instagram or Apple Music.
Check out what Twitter had to say below.
DMX vs Snoop. I'm interested, but I don't think it's a good matchup. pic.twitter.com/IXcvQMLCsZ— WHERE IS JA!? (@chri_dason) July 15, 2020
They should have had Snoop vs Ice Cube, Jay Z, or even TI but DMX ????? https://t.co/4wQoZ3ptxi— A1 from Day 1 (@vanman_1000) July 15, 2020
Me tuning in to Snoop Dog vs DMX VERZUZ battle while I’m sipping on Gin & Juice pic.twitter.com/vTCkcXoxGb— Dee Holt ♏️❄️➏ (@D_1andOnly_) July 15, 2020
The memes that will arise from the Snoop Dogg and DMX versus will be TOP TIER! My soul is ready.— Golding (@GoldingGirl617) July 15, 2020
How Swizz gonna set up his man DMX by putting him vs Snoop 😂😂. Snoop boutta dog walk X. Shoutout DMX though no hate— C Russo (@C_Russo2) July 15, 2020
My only request for Snoop Dogg vs. DMX is that Snoop plays the clean version of ‘Sensual Seduction’. It hits much better than the explicit.— Ronald Isley (@yoyotrav) July 15, 2020
What's most interesting with some of the responses to this X vs Snoop is the underestimation of Snoop's MAMMOTH varied run of hits. Think of DMX as Rick James. His prime run was a POWERFUL 8 years. Icon. But Snoop's run was more diverse, more impactful AND longer (Prince). https://t.co/SGR5BtloEp— Keith Murphy (@murphdogg29) July 15, 2020