West Coast legends E-40 and Too $hort to close 2020 Verzuz, Internet asks to ‘quarantine them’ right away

After Ashanti vs Keyshia Cole Verzuz was canceled, Verzuz announced the new battle without wasting any time. The face-off between the rap veterans will be the last Verzuz battle of 2020

                            West Coast legends E-40 and Too $hort to close 2020 Verzuz, Internet asks to ‘quarantine them’ right away
E-40 and Too $hort (Getty Images)

A day after R&B icon Ashanti backed out of her much-awaited Verzuz battle with Keyshia Cole at the last moment as the former tested positive for coronavirus, it is now time for the West Coast to take over and ride the hype. Hip-hop bay legends E-40 and Too $hort, who actually share a good rapport with each other, will now go head to head in the Live Instagram battle.

The official Twitter account of Verzuz announced the new battle without wasting any time. For the unversed, the face-off between the rap veterans will prove to be the last Verzuz battle of 2020. “Y'all know we had to do a BIG holiday party! #VERZUZ Presents: LEGENDS OF THE BAY - @E40 vs @TooShort Who you wit!? Tune in Saturday, December 19th, 5 PM PT / 8PM ET. Watch on our IG or in HD on @AppleMusicDrinks by @Ciroc” 



Rappers E-40 and Too $hort also confirmed the big news with their respective tweets. E-40 captioned the tweet as, “IT’S GO TIME.  #VERZUZ. The paperwork is in, let the sideshow begin! popular demand, The Battle of the Bay #VERZUZ is HERE. The Ambassador of the Bay vs. Short Dog @TooShort Saturday, December 19th, 5PM PT / 8PM ET. Watch it in HD on @AppleMusic or @verzuztv IG.” While Too $hort posted, “This the story of Bay Area Hip Hop from DAY ONE!! Me & @E40 are READY to tell all the youngstas how we put The Bay on the map & influenced the world. TOWN BIZNESS!! #WhatsMyFavoriteWord #VERZUZ”





When is it happening

Ashanti and Keyshia Cole were supposed to lock horns on December 12, which unfortunately got pushed to January 9, 2021. E-40 and Too $hort will go Live on Instagram with their respective best songs from the catalog on Saturday, December 19 @ 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET.

How to live stream

Just like all the other Verzuz battles, this one too can be watched live on the official Instagram channel of Verzuz. Apple Music subscribers can also enjoy the same in HD on the website.

Recording artist Earl "E-40" Stevens attends the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Getty Images)


Rapper Too Short poses for a photo during the music video shoot for the new single "Rain Dance" at Angels Cabaret on December 05, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Getty Images)


The Internet was quick to react to the new announcement where it was met with mixed reactions. One user stated, “Now this is A Baty Area party, 2 OG’s that are living legends. Let’s Go.” Another expressed, “Nobody wanna see this s**t.” One added, “All the east coasters and southerners mad when they’ve had all the verzuz matchups this entire year.” One individual asserted, “Man ain’t nobody ask for this s**t. If this the case we should def be able to get a Trick Daddy & Plies verzus.” After Ashanti backed out of her battle due to Covid symtoms, one user stated, “Quarantine them now!!! I just got my hopes up.”











E-40 is a founding member of the rap group the Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. For the uninitiated, the American rapper has released 28 studio albums to date. Too $hort on the other hand is also a well-known rapper in the game. He shot to fame in the hip-hop scene in the early ’90s with the help of his songs such as ‘The Ghetto’ and ‘Blow the Whistle.’ 

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