Big Daddy Kane or KRS-One, who won Verzuz battle? Fans say showdown ‘exhausted’ them
The epic showdown comes after hip-hop heavyweights Fat Joe and Ja Rule battled it out in the first week of September
If you were always on the lookout for a masterclass session in hip-hop, then the latest Verzuz battle between cultural icons Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One was the place to be. The two legends took over the Verzuz stage in New York on Sunday, October 17, and made sure they brought the house down with their chart-topping bangers.
The epic showdown comes after hip-hop heavyweights Fat Joe and Ja Rule battled it out in the first week of September. The fans also enjoyed The Lox vs The Dipset especially after rapper Jadakiss stole the show with his insane energy in August. Speaking of Verzuz battle, the co-founders Timbaland and Swizz Beatz started the face-offs in March 2020 where we saw hip-hop legends like Monica and Brandy, Snoop Dogg and the late DMX, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Nelly and Ludacris, Method Man and Redman and Alicia Keys and John Legend, among others going for the battle.
Who won between Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One?
The latest Verzuz battle was held in Brooklyn, New York, where Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One not only performed on some of their hot tracks but also brought a few B-boys to set the stage on fire. Big Daddy Kane, who began his career in 1986 as a member of the Juice Crew, belted out his hits like ‘Ain't No Half-Steppin', ‘Smooth Operator’, ‘Too Late Playa’ and few others. KRS-One, who is one of the most respectable artists in the game, showed his skills on the mic with the help of his classic hits like ‘Sound of da Police’, ‘Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)’ and ‘My Philosophy’. KRS-One also made waves for bringing out dancer Crazy Legs as the latter, who is 55-years-old, thrilled the live audience and the social media users with his smooth dance moves.
The latest Verzuz showdown follows a Saturday night performance by Super Cat, who kicked off Verzuz’s Iconz concert series at Barclays. Artists such as Wyclef Jean, Kranium, Dexta Daps, Konshens, Baby Cham, Barrington Levy and Teejay Uptop Boss had also marked their attendance at the event.
The Verzuz battle between Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One was live on its official VeruzTV Instagram page at 5 pm PT/ 8 pm ET. Fans also have the option to catch all the action on the Triller app, FiteTV, and the official YouTube channel. While an official winner of a Verzuz battle is never announced, it is social media users who usually pick the best one out.
‘KRS got the hotter records’
Hip-hop fans could not contain their excitement as they thoroughly enjoyed the Verzuz battle. “So far every song I predicted Kane would play he has played..I BE KNOWING CAUSE THIS HIPHOP IS MINE”, said one fan while another added, “Big daddy just ripped that!! Got my ol school snapback on!!” The next one shared, “KRS-ONE is a battle emcee of battle emcee's with the spirit of a battle emcee who is culture to the core... he doesn't get ready, he stays ready. Kane is a low-key monster lyricist who swag in spades has and entertain.”
One user tweeted, “KRS got the hotter records. He got more boom in his voice. He got a battler’s venom.” Meanwhile, one user posted, “KRS and PE really had us bouncin to protest music.” Another fan stated, “Just lost my mind #VERZUZ. Now kane bring out my guy Crazy Legs smh! This my vibe man. And I got my Adidas on.” Whereas, one said, “Big Daddy Kane merged raw hip-hop lyrics with Quiet Storm imagery and music beds without compromising either.” Another claimed, “Top Verzuz of all time, so much history in one night. I love hip hop” as one concluded, “This verzuz got me exhausted.”
So far every song I predicted Kane would play he has played..I BE KNOWING CAUSE THIS HIPHOP IS MINE #VERZUZ— Thee Hip Hop Historian #🇺🇸ADOS (@Watson3172) October 18, 2021
KRS-ONE is a battle emcee of battle emcee's with the spirit of a battle emcee who is culture to the core... he doesn't get ready, he stays ready. Kane is a low-key monster lyricist who swag in spades has and entertain #VERZUZ— BrotherJR aka Brotha Wakanda (@BrotherJR76) October 18, 2021
KRS got the hotter records. He got more boom in his voice. He got a battler’s venom. #VERZUZ— Young Daddy (@Toure) October 18, 2021
Big Daddy Kane merged raw hip-hop lyrics with Quiet Storm imagery and music beds without compromising either. #Verzuz— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) October 18, 2021
Top Verzuz of all time, so much history in one night. I love hip hop. https://t.co/sgT7CBLmhV— Erik (@HOUsGhost) October 18, 2021
This verzuz got me exhausted 😩— aubrey (@43nholdin) October 18, 2021