Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are the latest addition to the popular Instagram battle series Verzuz. While we wait on an official date for the anticipated battle between Diddy and Dre, next to bat are DJ Paul and Krayzie Bone, representing for their respective groups. The dueling DJs will go hit-for-hit this Thursday, April 30th, at 8PM ET, and it will be legendary.
What started off as a one-off between Swizz Beatz and Timbaland has become an integral part of quarantine rap culture. Since then we’ve seen high-power matches between RZA and DJ Premier, Hit-Boy and Boi-1da, T-Pain and Lil’ John, as well as a supreme session between Teddy Riley and Babyface that just about broke Instagram.
Both Krayzie Bone and DJ Paul went straight to IG to share a flyer about the exciting news. “This Thursday 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern time. Instagram Live Celebrating over 50 combined years of hits…” Bone wrote in a statement announcing the event.
DJ Paul shared the same flyer to announce the battle, however added in a few more exclamation points to get his excitement across. “Allow Me To Introduce You To The Face Off!!! This Is Not A Battle. This Is A Celebration Between Homies of Over 50 yrs Combined Dropping Slap!!! Limited Merch For This Event Will Be Available So Save That Stimmy Check!”
While self-isolation requires DJ Paul and Krayzie Bone to go it solo dolo; Swizz Beats and Timbaland will most definitely be sounding off in the comments, ready to announce a winner. Here’s hoping we might even get surprise pop-ins from Bizzy, Wish, Layzie, and Flesh-N-Bone. We might even hear from Juicy J, since Three 6 Mafia reunited last year for a tour.