Timbaland teases new line-up for Verzuz Season 2, excited fans suggest their favorite artiste matchup choices

Taking to his social media on Tuesday, October 13, Timbaland, the co-founder of the popular Verzuz series, confirmed that Season 2 is 'coming soon' as he teased the line-up


                            Timbaland teases new line-up for Verzuz Season 2, excited fans suggest their favorite artiste matchup choices
Timbaland (Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

Big news Verzuz fans: the epic online battle series is making its return with a new season sooner than we think. Taking to his social media on Tuesday, October 13, Timbaland, the co-founder of the popular Verzuz series, confirmed that Season 2 is "coming soon" as he teased the line-up.

"Going to another level ‼️‼️‼️ @verzuztv line up coming soon!!!! @therealswizzz let’s gooo," the famous producer wrote on Instagram alongside a black-and-white poster featuring the Verzuz logo and the words "SEASON 2" in bold and "COMING SOON." Check out Timbaland's new teaser for Verzuz by clicking here. Although it hasn't been confirmed which hip-hop/R&B artistes will be up for the next season, fans have already made their choice picks for upcoming matchups. 

"Are we gonna see Dr Dre vs Diddy? LL vs Nas? Pharrell vs Dupri? Q-tip vs Havoc?" asked a fan. One fan wrote, "I wanna see No Limit vs. Cash Money. Now that will break the internet 🤯" for their suggestion. "Jay Z v Wayne. The real versus everyone want," shared a fan. Another fan asked, "How about Pharrell vs Kanye West?" One fan even deemed quality hip-hop entertainment as seeing a famous married couple go head-to-head, saying, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z....just for the culture." Other suggestions for matchups that fan are hoping to see include a Faith Evans vs Mary J Blige battle, a Charlie Wilson vs Ron Isley, OutKast vs UGK, or So So Def vs Bad Boy.

For those who haven't watched the Verzuz series before, you are certainly missing out. Verzuz (or Verzuz TV) is a webcast series created by producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. The idea for the series was conceived by the producers during the Covid-19 pandemic to be a virtual DJ battle. The first episode saw Timbaland and Swizz Beatz themselves facing off in a battle through an Instagram Live broadcast in March 2020. The series presents two music icons, predominantly from the R&B and hip-hop scenes, who highlight their discographies in two 10-song rounds during a three-hour session.

Some of the biggest battles that broke the Internet and began trending on social media included battles between producers Teddy Riley and Babyface, singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Brandy and Monica, and rappers Ludacris and Nelly. This is not the first time the series drew excitement from fans who had their perfect matchup in mind. Last season fans wanted to see a Mary J Blige vs Mariah Carey, a Backstreet Boys vs NSYNC, an Usher vs Chris Brown, or even K-pop giants BTS vs Exo going head-to-head. There is just too much buzz surrounding this epic battle series to ignore and if you're a lover of hip-hop or R&B music,  you don't want to miss out on Season 2 of Verzuz. Stay tuned.

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