The Lox Verzuz Dipset: When and how to watch battle at Madison Square Garden
East Coast heavyweights to battle it out in New York City, dubbed 'one for the history books', here's how you can tune in
Verzuz battles are heading straight for New York City, the webcast series confirmed on July 14. The next big battle, scheduled for August will be between East Coast heavyweights The Lox and The Diplomats (Dipset). As two veteran hip-hop groups with decades of history, this is clearly going to be a huge battle fans should not miss.
Ever since its introduction in March 2020, Verzuz has grown to become one of the most awaited events in the music industry. The holiday special between E-40 and Too Short was widely lauded for "saving 2020". In April 2021, the series hosted a "4/20 special" between Method Man and Jam's Redman, much to many fans' delight. It's not just in the US that Verzuz has gotten a lot of attention, K-pop fans have begun pushing for a battle between BTS and Exo, but that doesn't seem likely to happen for now.
While K-pop fans will have to remain disappointed for the time being, hip-hop fans have plenty to look forward to. From Yonkers, The Lox is well known for their 1998 platinum hit 'Money, Power, Respect' and their 2012 collaboration with the Wu Tan Clan. That collab came amidst a 15-year hiatus, broken by their third studio album 'Filthy America... It's Beautiful' in 2016. In 2020, fans were treated to another album 'Living Off Xperience' that peaked at 154 on the US Billboard 200.
For Dipset, the story couldn't have been any different. Another late 90s group, Dipset rose to fame in the early 2000s with their first album 'Diplomatic Immunity' in 2003. By 2007, the original group fell apart and The Diplomats appeared to be no more. In 2010, Cam'ron and Jim Jones ended their feud, and Dipset returned with a single titled 'Salute'. However, promises of a reunion album died as the group broke up again in 2015. They came back together in 2017 and launched their third album 'Diplomatic Ties' in 2018.
Despite their messy histories, both The Lox and Dipset have proven to be fan favorites with hits aplenty. That should make for a very exciting and thrilling Verzuz battle. If you can't wait, here's all the information you need.
Date and time
The Lox vs Dispet battle is scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2021. That's just a few weeks away. The battle will begin at 9.00 pm ET/ 6.00 pm PT, live from Madison Square Garden (MSG). Even though it's midweek, we are sure everyone will want to tune in for this one, which Verzuz has dubbed "one for the history books".
How to watch
If you live in New York City, the good news is you can catch the battle live at Madison Square. Thanks to high vaccination rates, New York is now back to normal, so you can enjoy the Verzuz battle live at MSG's Hulu Theatre. Tickets will be available from the MSG website starting on July 15, at 12.00 pm EST. In the unfortunate instance, you don't get tickets, or can't travel to NYC, there are a few other ways to enjoy the Verzuz battle.
For one, you could simply watch it via the Verzuz TV. The battle will be streamed live on Verzuz's Instagram account, so you can catch the action right on your phone, no matter where you are. Alternatively, you can watch it via Triller, which is also free to access. The good news is, Triller can be accessed via app or via the web. That way, you can enjoy the experience on the biggest screen possible if you have a smart TV, or an Amazon FireStick, or Apple TV.