Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are set to hit the stage for an exciting VERZUZ battle.
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It’s official. Almost two weeks after Verzuz — now Triller — co-owners Swizz Beatz and Timbaland teased an upcoming battle between the two MCs, it’s confirmed that Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah and Raekwon will be duking it out in the music series’ ring. On Wednesday (March 10) evening, Verzuz’s Instagram and Twitter account made the big reveal.
Showing a flyer with the two New York rappers facing one another, the announcement’s caption read: “Let’s take it back to the streets!! @Raekwon vs @RealGhostFacekillah ‼️ Wu vs Wu‼️” The reveal also stated the date for the showdown, which isn’t that far away. It’s in about a week and a half.
Date: Saturday, March
Time : 5pm PT/8pm ET20th
Watch: LIVE on @VerzuzTV or in the @Triller app. #VERZUZ.”
Take a look at the IG announcement below.
The next day after D’Angelo’s Verzuz, Swizz took to IG Live to tease this battle between the Wu lyricists. ”Play one of the records of who’s coming up next, and I’ll play one too,” said Swizz during an IG Live before tracks like “Incarcerated Scarfaces,” “Run” and “Verbal Intercourse” played. “Raekwon vs. Ghostface [Killah]. Hold on bro, let’s take it back to the … streets! Let’s take it back to the streets.”
He added: “Whoooo!! What we talkin’ about, New York City? Staten Island stand up! Wu vs. Wu. Raekwon vs. Ghostface Killah…Dates to come.” Now, the date is here and New York is hype.
In other Verzuz news, Swizz and Timbaland made major moves this week after announcing that Triller acquired Verzuz, thus making the two mega-producers owners of the music app. After catching wind of some people calling them “sellouts” for selling the series to Triller, Swizz responded on IG, “But we own Triller” with a laughing emoji. Timbo added: “We own everything. Tell who done that.”
“Raekwon vs. Ghostface, hold on bro,” Swizz Beatz said. As the Raekwon and Ghostface Killah collab “Criminology” played over the background, he added, “Let’s take it back to the … streets! Let’s take it back to the streets!”
“What we talking about, New York City? Staten Island stand up,” Swizz Beatz continued. “Wu vs. Wu. Raekwon vs. Ghostface Killah. … Dates to come.”
The Wu-Tang matchup is just one of the many exciting battles the two founders have promised VERZUZ fans, following OutKast vs. A Tribe Called Quest and a possible posthumous 2Pac vs. Biggie Smalls showdown.
Watch the full Instagram Live sessions below and stay tuned for the VERZUZ battle’s date.
Who is Raekwon Wu Tang ?
Corey Woods better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.
Raekwon has performed in venues such as: Marquee, Catch One, The Fillmore, The Observatory, Skybar at Mondrian
Before Woods joined the Wu-Tang Clan his rap name was Sha Raider. Woods joined Wu-Tang Clan, an originally nine-member hip-hop group that later added rapper Cappadonna, based in the Staten Island and Brooklyn borough of New York City, in 1992. He performed under the stage name Raekwon The Chef as well as the aliases Shallah Raekwon, Louis Rich and Lex Diamonds. Wu-Tang Clan debuted one year later with Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
Singles from the album included “Protect Ya Neck” and “C.R.E.A.M.”, the latter of which reached #8 on the Billboard rap chart. Wu-Tang Forever followed in 1997 and was certified four times platinum by the RIAA, quadruple the certification given Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).Alongside other solo albums by its members, Wu-Tang continued recording as a group, releasing The W in 2000, Iron Flag in 2001, and 8 Diagrams in 2007.
How to watch Verzuz: Raekwon vs Ghostface Killah on Instagram
If you’re a Spotify user, then you’ll skip Apple Music and open the Verzuz IG account and click on the LIVE button. They may direct you to the individual artists’ accounts, we’ll see then.
There’s typically a short wait from the 8 p.m. ET start time before the actual festivities begin, so you have time to pour a nice beverage if you haven’t already.
Want to watch on a bigger screen? Open that page in your web browser and not your phone, and follow the same instructions.
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Apple Music will stream Verzuz: Raekwon vs Ghostface Killah in the Music app, but we can’t really link to that from here.
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