Keith Sweat or Bobby Brown, who will win Verzuz face-off? Air time and how to live stream the battle

Verzuz was founded by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz in March 2020

                            Keith Sweat or Bobby Brown, who will win Verzuz face-off? Air time and how to live stream the battle
Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown (Photos by Moses Robinson/Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Hip-hop fans were still discussing the hilarious showdown between Bow Wow and Soulja Boy when Verzuz decided to surprise with a brand new line-up. R&B kings Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown will now be locking horns in a fresh Verzuz battle, as announced by the official Twitter account of the organizers.

The latest battle comes in association with Essence. Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown will be belting out their biggest hits in order to keep the audience hooked. Both the R&B legends enjoy a loyal fan base, especially from the ’90s. We recently saw a thrilling battle between Trina and Eve where they took the fans on a walk down memory lane with their respective hit singles. Speaking of the Verzuz battle, the co-founders Timbaland and Swizz Beatz started the epic face-offs in March 2020. Some of the epic battles came from 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 a few others.
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Air time

Surprising their fans, Verzuz took to Twitter and shared the details about the latest battle.  “SURPRISE CELEBRATION! See y’all THURSDAY! @OGKeithSweat vs @KingBobbyBrown. Honored to partner w/@ESSENCE to bring you this special #VERZUZ.Thursday 7/1 5PM PT / 8PM ET. WATCH on @Triller @FITETV, VERZUZ IG, ESSENCE IG, or tp://ESSENCE.COM.”  As the tweet reveals, the battle between Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown will be aired on Thursday, July1 at 5PM PT / 8PM ET. 





How to live stream

Fans can catch all the action live from the official Instagram account of Verzuz. The battle will also be up for viewing on the Triller app as well as on Fite TV. Since VERZUZ is joining hands with Essence this time, fans can also visit the Instagram account of Essence or enjoy the battle from their official website.


Who are competing?

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown is known as a pioneer of new jack swing i.e. a fusion of hip hop and R&B.  The 52-year-old singer and songwriter is a Grammy-winning artist and is best known for his singles like ‘My Prerogative’, ‘Every Little Step’, ‘Humpin' Around’, ‘Get Away’, and ‘Good Enough’.



Keith Sweat

Selling over 25 million records, Keith Sweat was one of the prominent figures of the new jack swing musical movement. The 59-year-old singer-songwriter has 13 solo albums to his credit. Sweat will be flooring the audience at Verzuz battle with his chart-topping singles like ‘I Want Her’, ‘Make It Last Forever’, ‘I'll Give All My Love to You’, ‘Make You Sweat’, ‘Get Up on It’, ‘Twisted’ and ‘Nobody’.



‘This is going down as one of the greatest battles’

As soon as the surprise battle was announced by Verzuz, a lot of social media users logged into Twitter to express their excitement. One user stated, “Keith Sweat vs. Bobby Brown. It’s my junior high dance all over again.” Another posted, “Just so we're clear Bobby Brown vs Keith Sweat is gonna be dope!” The next one tweeted, “Keith Sweat gonna end with “Twisted” and Bobby Brown responds with “My Perogative” WOOOOO, can’t wait.”
One individual said, “I prefer Jodeci verzuz with Keith Sweat but now its Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown . Idc its still going to be fire and i'm ready. What ! 90's R&B and Slow Jams will always be in my blood. Yall don't know music.” Whereas, another claimed, “Next verzuz, Bobby Brown vs Keith Sweat … this is going down as one of the greatest battles.” One chimed in and concluded, “I can’t believe they puttin Bobby Brown against Keith Sweat, that s**t don’t even go together.. Ima still watch it though.”