Timbaland and Swizz Beatz hit Instagram Live for friendly online rap battle for fans in coronavirus lockdown

Legendary producers-artists Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have been going back and forth in an epic rap battle


                            Timbaland and Swizz Beatz hit Instagram Live for friendly online rap battle for fans in coronavirus lockdown
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz (Getty Images)

Producer moguls Timbaland and Swizz Beatz have taken to Instagram Live to musically vent their COVID-19 pandemic frustrations to give the world an epic producer showdown on March 24. The globally-renowned and Grammy-winning genius producer-artists had fans bopping to a few spirited tracks.

The two hip-hop and R&B Hall of Famers have been playing beats from their hits and joking back and forth while complimenting each other and sharing their memories of each other's music.

In Timbaland's video announcement, he said, "Attention, attention, attention. It's official. We doing this for the culture. Me and Swizzy gon' go at it 10 o'clock, baby. IG Live. Hoo, hoo, hoo. I done had that red blood in me. Whoo, it's gonna be a good one," according to HotNewHipHop.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we have been seeing a constant outpouring of fun, sentimental, and sometimes a rather unusual smorgasbord of live-streams from celebrities and artistes.

Artistes from the likes of Erykah Badu, John Legend, Jojo, Garth brooks, Pink, Norah Jones, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban and many more hosted live concerts from the comforts of their homes.

DJ D-Nice has been hosting numerous Instagram parties that reached more than 100,000 viewers including Lenny Kravitz, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart, and Michelle Obama. On March 24, Canadian rapper hosted a twerk contest on his live-stream for his female fans with over 25,000 viewers, according to Rap-Up.

Timbaland, a record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ, is known for working with a multitude of musical heavyweights including Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Rihanna, Nelly Furtado, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot and more.

Apart from producing widely-acclaimed hits for other artistes, Timbaland has also worked on his own solo albums titled 'Shock Value' released in 2007 and its follow-up 'Shock Value II' released in 2009.

Hip hop recording artist, DJ, record producer, art collector and entrepreneur Swizz Beatz has also produced massive hit singles with prominent artistes. The Bronx-born and raised artiste gained recognition in the hip hop industry through his friendship and work with East Coast rapper DMX and his family's record label Ruff Ryders Entertainment.

Apart from the numerous list of works he has produced with artists, Beatz has his own studio albums including 2007's 'One Man Band Man' and 'Poison' which released in 2018.

Check out some clips from Swizz Beatz and Timbaland in an epic battle here.

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