Verzuz Instagram Battle's Complete April Line-Up: From Method Man to Redman and The Isley Brothers

Co-created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, Verzuz battles have already showcased acclaimed global artistes like T-Pain, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross and others


                            Verzuz Instagram Battle's Complete April Line-Up: From Method Man to Redman and The Isley Brothers
Earth, Wind & Fire, The Isley Brothers and Method Man with Redman are all set to show off in epic battles (Getty Images)

One of the most epic Verzuz battles went down on Saturday, March 20, with hip-hop icons Raekwon and Ghostface Killah facing each other with their career-best songs. The much-awaited battle between the rap heavyweights who belong to the same group called Wu-Tang Clan got a thundering response from social media users.

Co-created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, Verzuz battles have already showcased acclaimed global artistes like T-Pain, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Brandy, Monica, Rick Ross, DMX, Snoop Dogg and D’Angelo among a few others. Now, a new line-up has been announced by Verzuz creators which will bring new faces to the battle.
 
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Exciting Verzuz battles line-up

The moment the Verzuz battle between Raekwon and Ghostface Killah ended, the official Instagram page of Verzuz updated a fresh line-up for the coming months. The newly-shared post revealed that rap legend Method Man will be facing his longtime friend Redman whereas fans will also get to see an interesting battle between The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire.

The line-up also includes a battle in May but their names are yet to be revealed. The creators have also planned for a Mother’s Day Special Verzuz battle on May 9 but again, the opponents will be revealed later.

A rematch on the Memorial Day Weekend and a ladies night special has also been added to the list. MEAWW will keep you posted with the name of the opponents.

The official Verzuz page captioned the announcement as “We’re just getting started. We got so much on the way and can’t wait to reveal the rest, but for now… The Isley Brothers vs Earth, Wind & Fire | April 4th, Redman vs Method Man | “How High” 4/20 Special, Watch on @verzuztv or @Triller. Try to guess the other ones!!



 

What to expect from The Isley Brothers vs Earth, Wind & Fire?

This one is going to be one classic battle as The Isley Brothers will face trio Earth, Wind & Fire in a Verzuz battle on April 4, 2021. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, The Isley Brothers, started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley in the 1950s.

With a career spanning over seven decades, the group has been cited as having enjoyed one of the "longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music”. They are expected to belt out their hit songs like ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)’ and the Grammy-winning song ‘It's Your Thing’ along with few others.

Musical group the Isley Brothers attend the 2004 Black Entertainment Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on June 29, 2004, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

The Earth, Wind & Fire band, on the other hand, will try to give a fierce competition to The Isley Brothers with their songs like ‘That's the Way of the World’, ‘After The Love Has Gone’, ‘Shining Star’, Got To Get You Into My Life’ and ‘Serpentine Fire’ among a few others.

The members include Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, and Philip Bailey. Described by VH1 as  “one of the greatest bands" ever, the trio has scooped six Grammys from their 17 nominations. They have also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Honorees Verdine White, Ralph Johnson and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire attend the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 08, 2019, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

What to expect from Redman vs Method Man?

Two east coast rap icons namely Method Man and Redman will go down against each other on April 20, 2021. In real life, the two are real tight buddies. Method Man comes from Wu-Tang Clan whereas Redman will represent the Def Jam squad. They have also collaborated on a lot of songs and also released a full-length collaborative effort called ‘Blackout!’. They followed it up with ‘Blackout! 2’, which was released in 2009.

Rapper Redman and The Roots perform during the Budlight Event 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals on March 18, 2017, in Austin, Texas (Getty Images)

For the Verzuz battle, Redman will show-off his rap skills with his songs like ‘Smoke Buddah’, ‘Funkorama’, ‘Da Goodness’, ‘How High’, ‘How to Roll a Blunt’ and ‘Slap Da S**t Outcha’ among others. Method Man, on the other hand, will spit real bars from his hit singles like ‘All I Need’, ‘Release Yo' Delf’, ‘Protect Ya Neck’ and ‘What's Happenin’ among others. 

Rapper Method Man arrives at the 2004 Spike TV Video Game Awards at Barker Hangar on December 14, 2004, in Santa Monica, California (Getty Images)

How to live stream?

Currently, in its second season, viewers have enjoyed the Verzuz battles like Ashanti vs Keyshia Cole, Jeezy vs Gucci Mane, and E-40 vs Too Short among others. If you want to catch all action of the upcoming battles, then simply go to VerzuzTV's Instagram Live or you can also sign up with Triller.

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