Swizz Beatz Addresses Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Diss, Reveals Kanye Wanted ‘Verzuz’ Battle Against Him

                              The ongoing beef between Drake and Kanye West could’ve played out on the Verzuz stage—that is, if Kanye got his way.   During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Swizz Beatz revealed ’Ye was willing to go hit-for-hit against his most prominent foe but says he and Verzuz co- creator Timbaland weren’t pushing for such battle.   “Kanye was willing to do the Verzuz … He wanted to battle Drake,” Swizz told Martinez. “I left that up to them, and that’s what I told to Timb, as well. I was like, ‘Yo, they…

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SWIZZ BEATZ + TIMBALAND BOOK JA RULE FOR NEXT VERZUZ BATTLE AGAINST FAT JOE

NEW YORK, NY – Verzuz co-founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have announced the next matchup for their popular battle series. According to an Instagram post shared on Thursday (September 2), Terror Squad captain Fat Joe and Murder Inc. vet Ja Rule are scheduled to go head-to-head on September 14 in New York City.   Swizz explained in the caption, “The summer ain’t over!! FAT JOE VS JA RULE. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH. See it LIVE in person. tickets available Tuesday, 9/7. 6PM PT / 9PM ET.   “Watch in the @triller app, on your TV with the @fitetv…

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Aaliyah’s ‘One In A Million’ Album Tops The iTunes Chart thanks to Empire

 Less than 24 hours after it finally dropped on streaming services for the first time, Aaliyah’s second album “One In A Million” has topped the iTunes charts! Aaliyah’s fans have clearly been streaming her iconic album in massive numbers, as it has remained number one on the chart and became a hot topic on social media.   Aaliyah’s Timbaland and Missy Elliott-produced album, “One In A Million,” was officially released on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music and various other platforms—while fans eagerly anticipate the remainder of her catalog that is…

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KID CUDI CALLS BILL COSBY SUPPORTERS ‘FUCKIN IDIOTS’ AS J.I.D RIPS LIL DUVAL

The unexpected prison release of embattled comedian Bill Cosby earlier this week has stirred up some intense emotions. The 83-year-old, who was convicted in 2018 of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand over 17 years ago, was released on Wednesday (June 30) after Pennsylvania’s highest court found an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. While Boosie Badazz celebrated Cosby’s newfound freedom and Timbaland made a poorly-received Instagram joke, Kid Cudi deemed anyone supporting the new development is lacking in intelligence. Shortly after the news broke,…

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J. COLE JOINS TIMBALAND, SCOTT STORCH, MIKE DEAN + MORE AT BEATCLUB

J. Cole’s work with Timbaland on The Off-Season has led to a new partnership between the two. On Friday (May 21), sources reported the Roc Nation artist had joined Beatclub, an online marketplace for beats and sounds launching later this year. Cole joins a massive group of A-list acts including Rance Dopson of 1500 Or Nothin’, Mike WiLL Made It, Mike Dean, Scott Storch and others. “We are proud to have J. Cole join Beatclub,” Timbaland said in a statement. “He has made a massive impact on many music creators through his work not only as an artist, but also as…

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METHOD MAN & REDMAN ‘HOW HIGH’ VERZUZ

As a fan of this platform I have to admit that I seen this coming like a well imagined battle between Captain America and Thor. 2 of your favorites so nobody really looses which is the best thing about it. Not to mention the chemistry between these guys gave us a cultural classic in How High. Verzuz co-founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have announced another Wu-Tang Clan-friendly showdown following the success of Saturday night’s (March 20) matchup between Raekwon The Chef and Ghostface Killah. According to an Instagram post from Swizz, Method Man and Redman…

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Update: Timbaland & Swizz Beatz React to Michael Rainey Calling them “Sellouts”

Power star Michael Rainey Jr. accused Swizz Beatz and Timbaland of selling out after it was announced that they sold ‘Verzuz’ to Triller. The actor took issue with the two producers and other successful Black businessmen creating Black businesses only to sell them to larger, White-owned corporations. He acknowledged that the Triller deal was a good business move for Swizz and Timbaland, but still labeled them as “sellouts.” The two producers issued separate responses in the comments section of a Hollywood Unlocked post on Rainey’s remarks. “But we own Triller,” Swizz Beatz wrote…

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