Thanks to Timbaland, Swizz Beats, Triller, and Instagram Live, Verzuz battles have pretty much become a trademark of quarantine; we all love watching our faves fight for the winning title. We've moved on from virtual performances to live shows, and they each give us something to look forward to. Plus, we get to argue about who really won.
With so many battles, it's hard to keep up with which ones actually happened, which ones were just rumors, and which ones fans are begging for. But don't worry! We've got all of the info right here. Here's a list of the battles that have already crowned a winner, plus some info about upcoming events.
Which Verzuz battles have happened so far?
Verzuz Season 2
- Gucci Mane vs. Jeezy
- E-40 vs. Too Short
- Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole
- D'Angelo & Friends (This one wasn't technically a battle)
- Raekwon vs Ghostface
- Earth, Wind, & Fire vs. The Isley Brothers
- Method Man vs. Redman
- Xscape vs. SWV
- Timbaland vs. Swizz Beatz (Re-match)
- Eve vs. Trina
- Bow Wow vs. Souljah Boy
- Keith Sweat vs. Bobby Brown
- The Lox vs. Dipset
- Fat Joe vs. Ja Rule
- KRS-One vs. Big Daddy Kane
- Chaka Khan vs Stephanie Mills
- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony vs Three 6 Mafia
The NFL Pro Bowl Verzuz In January 2021, Verzuz and NFL announced a series of special presentations where NFL stars were engaged in head-to-head "battles" by showing off their on- and off-field highlights from the 2020 season. Reactions to the NFL "battles" were mixed, to say the least, but here's a list of the competitors:
What are the upcoming Verzuz battles?
Verzuz typically announces upcoming battles roughly one week ahead of when they are scheduled to take place, but they sometimes announce upcoming themes ahead of time. Some Instagram posts will announce a battle but the names of both artists performing won't be revealed until weeks later.
After a brief break for the holiday season and a recap of some of this season's highlights, the Verzuz battles are officially back with a Valentine's special on Feb. 15. Anthony Hamilton will be up against Musiq Soulchild in both a DJ and main Verzuz battle, taking place at the Avalon Hollywood.
Unfortunately, tickets for this event are already sold out (they were gone within a matter of days), but you can still watch the event online if you can't be there in person.
Here's how to watch Verzuz battles.
If you want to watch Verzuz battles live (which is obviously the preferred method!), you have a couple of options. First, you can download the Triller app (it's free!) and watch there. Battles are also streamed on the FITE TV app, as well as on Instagram — you can usually access the live feed via a link in the Verzuz Instagram bio.
If you miss the live battles, don't worry! They're also available to watch on Apple Music. You can also sometimes find videos on YouTube, though they're not usually the best quality and are often taken down after a few days. Apple Music is definitely your best bet for revisiting old battles, although it's obviously not free.