This Wednesday, July 22nd, Rap legend Snoop Dogg is going to battle another legend, DMX, in a Verzuz battle! This may be the most anticipated battle so far and it’s coming at a time when Verzuz is changing. Recently Verzuz announced it was partnering with Apple Music and Beats 1 which may include a change of platform. DMX had recently said that he would not battle any rapper other than Jay – Z. This lets you know the class of artist he’s putting himself in and although people reacted to that with outrage, he does have a point to be made.
DMX is one of the biggest rappers of all time despite his short career. DMX’s album, And Then There Was X, went six-time platinum at a time when that was unheard of in Hip-Hop. DMX broke touring records and drew in some of the biggest crowds in music history. DMX changed the entire culture of Hip-Hop and although his career took a bad turn, his peak is one to rival that of almost any artist.
On the other hand, Snoop Dogg is a name that is hard to stand against or even next to. He is the epitome of a rap legend. A man who has had huge hits like “Gin N Juice,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Beautiful,” “Sexual Eruption,” and “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang.” He has made hits for over three decades of rap and is a staple in Hip- Hop history.
If I had to choose a winner, I would have to pick Snoop Dogg. Although both artists are extremely talented and accomplished, they are also friends, so the battle should be more of a celebration of their music. The battle will be Wednesday, July 22nd at 5 p.m. and will be available on Apple Music.