How to look at Verzuz battle with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz

It is a rematch for the ages: Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are again getting the…

It is a rematch for the ages: Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are again getting the stage in a Verzuz struggle Sunday.

The famous producers are Verzuz royalty, co-making the well-known online series past calendar year at the get started of the pandemic and facing off in its debut fight.

Their 1st showdown — on March 24, 2020 — lasted 5 several hours and spawned a phenomenon that on a regular basis appeals to millions of viewers keen to see legends from R&B, rap and hip-hop accomplish their hits in a pleasant matchup.

Verzuz has hosted a number of memorable pairings more than the past 12 months, which includes Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, Brandy and Monica and Redman and Technique Person.

Today’s fight with Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, airing live from Miami, starts at 5 p.m. Pacific and can be watched on Triller, Fite Television and the Verzuz Instagram page.

“Swizz and Timbaland’s verrry first Verzuz is my favorite pandemic memory palms down,” explained one Twitter user. “I don’t forget becoming gluuuued to my cell phone thinking if Swizz would at any time discover a appropriate online relationship, my brain exploding just about every tune b/c I hadn’t listened to it in a long time. What a time.”

Verzuz has hyped the party with clips of the duo’s initially faceoff, which was component battle and component stroll down memory lane as the producers fired off some of their most unforgettable tracks. Gold crown and fireplace emojis ended up liberally sprinkled during.

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland formed some of the most iconic music from the 1990s and 2000s. “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem?” “Pony?” You have these two to thank.

Timothy Zachery Mosley, a.k.a. Timbaland, also gifted us bangers like “SexyBack” (performed by Justin Timberlake), along with “Apologize” and “The Way I Are” from Timbaland’s 2007 album, “Shock Price.” His production credits selection from Rihanna and Kanye West to Mariah Carey and Aaliyah.

Swizz Beatz, born Kasseem Dean, found a longtime mate and collaborator in DMX, who died in April. Their ultimate collaboration, “Exodus,” DMX’s posthumous album, was unveiled Friday. Created by Beatz, the album features attendees these kinds of as Jay- Z, Nas and Bono.