Juicy J wants to challenge Nas in Verzuz Battle, Internet says he's 'asking to get roasted by the whole world'
Timbaland has asked followers for the next Verzuz matchup pitch and Juicy J has responded saying he wants to go against Nas, but the Internet thinks he will lose
Rapper Juicy J has announced that he wants to go head-to-head with Nas in the next Verzuz Battle.
After the epic matchup between Snoop Dogg and DMX, Twitter has been going crazy over who they think should be the next contenders. Now, Timbaland, who co-founded the Verzuz Instagram battle series with Swizz Beatz, took to his account to ask followers, "What’s the next @verzuzonline ?!" on July 27.
Juicy J was up for the challenge and responded with, "Juicy j vs Nas." Although Juicy J fans are loving it, many Twitter users think the idea is "hilarious, as one said: "The thought of Juicy J playing Ballin against Ether is f**king hilarious."
"There’s 4 rappers alive I can think of off the top of my head I’d wanna hear go head to head with NAS and juicy j not one of them lol," said a user while another wrote, "When i think of Nas i think of Jay Z, Ice Cube, or maybe even Common. Not no damn Juicy J lmao." One user said, "That’s like asking to get roasted by the whole world." Referring to his 1994 debut studio album 'Illmatic', one Nas fan said, "Illmatic would finish him alone."
When it comes to 'Illmatic', the fan's comment is not far off. Nas's debut LP has been recognized by writers and music critics as a landmark album in East Coast hip hop with its influence on both the album's production and Nas's lyricism. It also contributed to the revival of the New York City rap scene, introducing a number of stylistic trends to the region. The album is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential albums of all time, landing on numerous best album lists by critics and publications.
Other comments included, "People thinking that Juicy J is a better rapper than Nas is even more proof that people have lost their minds in 2020" and "First they said Chris Brown was better than Usher and now people are saying Juicy J is better than Nas. I'm starting to think we actually deserve 2020."
The latter tweet refers to a recent matchup that several Twitter users previously wanted to see, but were overwhelmed by Usher supporters. Chris Brown and Usher are just one of many that fans are hoping will go head-to-head on Verzuz. Recently, fans have been wanting a Soulja Boy vs Bow Wow, an Ashanti vs Keyshia Cole, and even a boyband matchup of NSYNC vs Backstreet Boys.