Krayzie Bone vs DJ Paul Kom part of Verzuz after Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony face-off postponed

The initial Three 6 Mafia vs Bone Thugs-n-Harmony matchup was billed as a celebration and wasn't going to be part of the Verzuz live battles until a last-minute change


                            Krayzie Bone vs DJ Paul Kom part of Verzuz after Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony face-off postponed
Krayzie Bone and DJ Paul Kom (Getty Images)

It's official, the much-awaited face-off/celebration between the hip-hop legends Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony which was supposed to go down on April 30 has now been postponed till Tuesday night, May 2, (tentatively) after it was picked up by the popular Verzuz series to be their next battle on the list. 

DJ Paul Kom from Three 6 Mafia had originally posted the music showpiece on his official Instagram account - "Allow Me To Introduce You To The Face Off!!! This Is Not A Battle. This Is A Celebration Between Homies of Over 50 yrs Combined Dropping Slap!!! Limited Merch For This Event Will Be Available So Save That Stimmy Check! This Thursday On My IG Live!!!" 

(L-R) Rappers D.J. Paul, Juicy J and Crunchy Black of the rap group Three 6 Mafia make an appearance at MTV's Total Request Live on March 22, 2006 in New York City. (Getty Images)

At the time, the live face-off between the iconic rap groups from Memphis and Cleveland was not an official part of the Verzuz series but DJ Paul was open to doing the matchup on an official Live Battle channel. He candidly stated about the upcoming event, “Nah, it’s not a rip-off, we would love to do it on Verzuz.  Believe me, Verzuz is lit. It’s the hottest thing on the internet right now. We would love to do it on that. But we haven’t talked to them or nothing, we just wanted to do our own little friendly competition. We’ll call it a friendly celebration of over 50 years of combined music.”

The Verzuz Instagram Live Battles have been the talk of the hip-hop community of late. The series of virtual music matchups started off by pitting popular hip-hop producers against each other. It kicked off in recent weeks with Timbaland vs Swizz Beatz, before expanding to include online battles like Babyface vs Teddy Riley, Mannie Fresh vs Scott Storch, Hit-Boy vs Boi-1Da, Ne-Yo vs Johntá Austin & Sean Garrett vs. The-Dream among others. Millions of viewers have been tuning in to listen to the live music battles and comment on who's acing the musical challenge with their sick beats. Last time the audience even crashed Instagram for the recent Babyface vs Teddy Riley showdown, which drew over 4 million viewers. 

Rap group Bone Thugs & Harmony perform during the 9th Annual Holyfield Foundation Main Event All-Star Weekend concert at the Georgia World Congress Center on February 7, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty Images)

However, it has now been confirmed that the live battle between DJ Paul Kom & Krayzie Bone, who will be representing Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony respectively, will take place on Tuesday night (in all probability) as part of the Verzuz lineup. DJ Paul released this tweet, saying "Thank U SOOO MUCH For everyone that promoted #TheFaceOff ! I know some of you are upset that we are postponing but rescheduling this with @verzuztv is going to be BETTER THAN EVER! Stay Tuned for the new date! S/O @timbaland @therealswizzz & the #verzuz Team!!!

One fan found it hilarious that DJ Paul just went ahead with his own concert at the appointed time anyway - "KrayzieBone x @DJPAULKOM just announced that their battle will now be on #VERZUZ . And it has been postponed till Tuesday. Then DJ Paul just started having a concert at the spot. Was anybody else ready?" Another fan said, "Glad the Three 6 Mafia x Bone Thugz battle got postponed. If it isn’t Verzuz it doesn’t seem right."

At least we know we're all gonna ready for this epic showdown come Tuesday - stay tuned for that showpiece event.

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