Last Friday, Legendary producers Swizz Beats and Timberland hosted their newest battle on Verzuz between 2 Chainz and Rick Ross. Both of these rappers have earned the respect of their peers with both their ability to rap and success in the music industry. I’m a fan of both of these artists personally.
Rick Ross has had one of the better rap careers I can think of and has a catalog that depicts that as a result. Rick is an underrated lyricist. I think he is one of the best scene painters in rap and his beat selection is also above average. Almost every Rick Ross song is about four minutes of him painting a picture of luxurious life to you.
Even though 2 Chainz is being picked as the underdog in this matchup, he is no easy opponent. 2 Chainz has been in the rap game for some years now. Even in his earlier years as Titty Boi, he was able to identify and produce a hit song. He is a very skilled rapper with a playful style. He has reinvented himself in music and currently is one of the biggest rappers around.
The battle was more of a celebration than a battle. Both rappers were very friendly and entertaining throughout and placed a spotlight on southern rap. The Verzuz is available on Apple Music and Instagram.
Verzuz has been thriving since it extended its reach to multiple platforms. They even posted some of the statistics from the last battle.