Saturday’s (June 26) Verzuz brought the Y2K back again even if only for a single evening. Two of the most influential millennials in hip hop, Shad Moss — superior recognized as Bow Wow — and Soulja Boy Explain to Em took the phase in Los Angeles to go strike for hit. DJ Carisma held it down for the West Coast all through the warmup though DJ Jus held it down for the East.
Celebs like Drake, Lizzo, Quincy, Omarion, Saweetie, Sean Kingston, Jacquees, Ray J, Zonnique, Brandy, Stunning, Tyga, juicy J and Joe Budden joined about 500,000 viewers on Instagram, cracked jokes and shared memories in the responses.
Bow Wow’s career started in 1993 when the rapper-turned-actor-turned-entrepreneur was only 6 a long time outdated. The little rapper at the time was spotted by Snoop Dogg in the course of a concert and was pulled to the stage for the chance to complete and generate his moniker: Lil’ Bow Wow. By the calendar year 2000, he was signed to Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def and produced his debut album, Beware of the Doggy, at 13. Bow would go on to star in featured films Like Mike, Johnson Family Family vacation, Roll Bounce, The Rapid and Furious: Tokyo Drift and Madea’s Huge Delighted Spouse and children to identify a few.
Soulja Boy got his commence by self-generating his possess authentic songs and uploading it to early social media internet websites like SoundCloud, YouTube and MySpace. The very same 12 months he launched his site SouljaBoyTellEm.com and named his very first album the similar. His self-produced “Crank That” new music online video highlighted the dance tutorial to the lyrics that caught on in classrooms, night time clubs and even sporting occasions. Some credit rating this strike as the components we see popularized with dance troubles on social media currently.
The evening was a person of the greatest Verzuz as a result much. Look at out the greatest times underneath! What was your favorite minute?
1. Drake Trolling in the Responses Inside of the To start with 60 Seconds
Viewers know when we’re in for a treat when the movie star viewers start off cutting up in the comments on IG Reside. Between the comedians and community figures cracking jokes was Drizzy when he entered the chat with “DRAAAAKE?” — a play on Soulja Boy’s infamous 2018 interview with “The Breakfast Club.” The OVO rapper even took a shot at Spice Adams. No one was risk-free.
2. Fight of the Beyhive
Bow Wow came out the gate with the Destiny’s Child characteristic on the “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” So So Def remix, but Soulja Boy reminded “Shad” that he worked with Queen Bey much too when he played the sample from Beyonce’s “Hold Up” in advance of going into his personal smash history “Turn My Swag On.” Properly performed if you question us.
3. The Trash Talking
Soulja Boy mispronouncing Bow Wow’s governing administration identify or “forgetting” the name of the films he’s been in assisted to preserve Bow humble when he wanted to go off about the range of many years he’s been in the match.
“The variation concerning me and you, Bow, is all all those music are old man!” Significant Draco claimed before he performed “Make It Clap” ….once more. This time, with the Nicki Minaj aspect! That brought about Bow to playfully take a nap on stage.
“What you essentially telling everyone at dwelling and your followers is that you really don’t have ample tunes to hold with big Bow Wow” Mr. 106 & Park claimed. In the stop, equally rappers were being respectful of the other and in the end gave each individual other their props.
4. Bow Wow Sporting the Jersey from his Album Protect
Playing only No. 1 hits in the initial five songs, Bow Wow pulled out his debut one showcasing preceding Verzuz act Xscape for “Bounce With Me.” The nostalgia and Bow’s energy obtained the crowd buzz. When he turned all around to display his back to the camera, lovers discovered he was sporting a tailor made Cleveland Browns Jersey — just like the a person from his Beware of Puppy album address.
5. “She Make It Clap” on Replay
One particular of hip hop’s initially Net trolls, Soulja Boy showed us how it is seriously performed when he held participating in his 2021 single “Make It Clap.” In case the viral #SouljaBoyChallenge did not make your timeline a few months back, Soulja Boy performed the flute-heavy monitor not as soon as, but a few periods in the course of the initially hour.
He played it as his initially track out the gate, drawing interest to the simple fact that Bow Wow has not launched any tunes in a while. The 2nd time he performed it, he played a never ever-just before-read Nicki Minaj verse. On the third enjoy, Poor Boy rapper French Montana hit the stage to rap his aspect to the track dwell. This guy’s advertising thoughts is outstanding.
6. The Dance Breaks
As the Ciroc saved flowing, Mr. 106 & Park and Large Draco obtained a tiny footloose. 1st, Bow received a minimal cocky on “Say My Name” so he hit his famous C-walk to the music, which capabilities the major homie Snoop Dogg. Even O.T. Genasis co-signed his moves. By the 2nd shot, Bow was performing the Harlem Shake to “Take Ya Dwelling.” The showmanship was certainly A-1. Not to be outdone, Soulja pulled out the sunglasses with his title spelled across the lenses to entire out crank that Soulja Boy.
7. Double Cheeked Up
For the clappas in the dwelling, Soulja Boy topped off “Donk” with Nicki Minaj freestyle “Itty Bitty Piggy” that used the same defeat. If fans weren’t currently out of breath, Bow followed that up with “Pop, Lock, & Fall It (Remix)” and focused that set to St. Louis and the late rapper Huey.
8. The So So Def Pop Up
“I Assume They Like Me” brought out large functions and manufactured the viewership skyrocket when a member of Dem Franchize Boyz alongside with Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat joined Bow Wow for a reside overall performance of his feature on the 2006 smash report.
9. The A few 6 Mafia Visual appeal
Bow Wow flexed his film connections as soon as much more by amping up his Oscar award-successful musical buddies Three 6 Mafia to perform “Side 2 Aspect (Remix)” dwell. The Memphis Grizzlies celebrated their hometown heroes from the Instagram comments as Juicy J polled viewers on who he must go versus in his own Verzuz fight.
10. Lil Romeo Hit the Stage With Bow Wow
For the very first time in 20 yrs, Bow Wow and Romeo “Lil’ Romeo” Miller shared the exact same stage just after Soulja Boy introduced him out as a guest. Romeo executed two of his childhood jams alongside with a new kid team from No Restrict. In legitimate businessman way, he also pulled out a bag of Rap Snacks and plugged his shoe line. To not totally overshadow the second, Romeo also took a conquer to give his peers their “roses” for their respective results and influence. He compared the a few of them to Micheal Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. “At the stop of the working day, we more robust with each other,” he explained. An individual in the opinions, nonetheless, asked if Soulja Boy had to tag in Romeo due to the fact he ran out of hits.
11. The “Millennium Tour 2” Preview
Just one point about Bow Wow, he is familiar with how to lean into a viral prospect. He served the “Let Me Keep You” arms specifically into the digital camera just ahead of Omarion joined him on stage to sing the chorus. The B2K frontman remained on phase and performed “Like You” together with him, much too.