Rather of taking a look at it as more of a heavyweight bout, Fab and Jada see saw as a chance to display the depth of their decorated discographies, which vary from underground freestyles to traditional radio hits. “That’s what Verzuz really is, simply commemorating your brochure,” The Brooklyn rhymer informed The Breakfast Club.
Round 1: DMX feat. The LOX & & Jay-Z’s”Blackout “vs. Lil Wayne feat. Fabolous & Juelz Santana’s”You Ain’t Got Nuthin &'” Kiss kicks things off with
It was Freddy versus Jason once again. Fabolous and Jadakiss functioned as the current fight as part of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland‘s Verzuz series, as the New York veteran duo faced off for an Instagram live audience in the hundreds of thousands on Monday night (June 29).
After almost a half-hour delay in the studio, more than 200,000 blitzed the IG turnstiles to take in the firmly objected to 20-round battle, which included a heavy dose of nostalgia along the method. Have a look at how Billboardscored Monday night’s match between Fab and Jada listed below.
standout feature in his arsenal pitting The LOX along with Hov and DMX. Fab continues the pattern by jabbing back with his appearance on Weezy F. Baby’s seminal Tha Carter III, which discovers him trying to set the tone on a challenging Alchemist beat. WINNER: Fabolous Round 2: The LOX’s”Recognize”vs. Cassidy feat. Lil Wayne & Fabolous'” 6 Minutes”Jadakiss fires back with
With more than 4 years in music in between the set of rap titans, fans have had their calendars significant and Timberlands laced because the highly expected matchup was announced recently. There’s no bad blood here either, as the prolific MCs stay close buddies and likewise launched their underrated Friday on Elm Street joint album back in 2017.
a LOX deep cut featuring the Yonkers native sparring over a compelling Preemo beat, which is
Kiss prefaced his next move with a story about how he paid $7,500 for the “By Your Side” beat, but wound up charging Interscope the cost with a little additional interest on top. Fab takes it back to 2003’s Street Dreams with his Diddy and Jagged Edge collab, however Jada still holds his head high after round 4. Fab also made certain to toast to the late Kobe Bryant, who he fulfilled at the “Trade” video aim for the really first time.
something the individuals had been waiting on. Fab’s response doesn’t rather measure up, as he remains in his function bag with a Cassidy partnership. WINNER: Jadakiss Round 3: Nas accomplishment. Jadakiss & Ludacris'”Made You Look (Remix )” vs. Lloyd Banks feat. Fabolous, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz & Ryan Leslie
‘s”Start It Up””Wrote this
verse right here in the bathroom & without any shirt on,” Kiss quips prior to pressing play. The underrated”Made You Look”remix may sound familiar, considering that Ludacris also brought it out for his fight a couple of weeks ago versus Nelly. The Brooklyn native kept the feature game choosing one of his best, where he bends together with Kanye West and more on Lloyd Banks’energetic”Start It Up. “WINNER: Jadakiss Round 4: Jadakiss’ “By Your Side” vs. Fabolous feat. P. Diddy & & Jagged Edge’s “Trade All of it Pt. 2”
Fabolous is one-upping Jada by getting on the mic and rapping along to his songs. Here, he strikes with the menacing “Imma Do It,” however that’s insufficient to keep Kiss down, who chose to fire off a Money, Power, & & Respect fan favorite with the motivational “All For the Love.”
Round 5: The LOX’s “All For the Love” vs. Fabolous task. Kobe’s “Imma Do It”
Round 6: The LOX’s “Chest 2 Chest Freestyle” vs. Fabolous’ “Keepin’ It Gangsta”
The 45-year-old went digging in the dog crates and came back with the filthy “Chest 2 Chest Freestyle” from a DJ Clue mixtape. Fabo understood he didn’t stand much of an opportunity in this round, so he trots out among his weaker choices with the Ghetto Fabolous cut.
“You don’t got ta carry out every tune. This ain’t Dancing With destiny,” a winded Jada jokes with Fab singing along to every one of his tracks by this point. Still, Kiss brings the firepower here repping for the Ruff Ryders, together with a set of legends in Snoop Dogg and Scarface.
Round 7: Ruff Ryders “WW III” vs. Fabolous feat. Junior Reid’s “Gangsta Don’t Play”
Round 8: Noreaga accomplishment. Big Pun, Nature, Cam’Ron, Jadakiss & & Styles P’s “Banned From TELEVISION” vs. Fabolous feat. Jay-Z & & Uncle Murda’s “Brooklyn”
In desperate need of an action, Fab brings out a punch he understood would connect with the “Brooklyn” anthem alongside the borough’s divine being. Kiss initially set the tone with a traditional Noreaga posse cut in “Banned From TELEVISION,” which results in a crowd-deflating tie.
OJ”The first cross-pollination of the night, as Jada is taken back by Fab playing a tune with him on it, along with trap legend Young Jeezy. Fab baits Kiss into an argument about whose tune “Can I Live” is to quiet his buzz, as Jada pleads his case that this used to be a LOX record prior to organisation got involved.
Round 9: The LOX’s”Blood Pressure”vs. Fabolous'”Young OG””I burned my ear with the headphones on when I recorded this, “Kiss kicks off the round with some friendly banter.” Blood Pressure “may be best remembered for offering author Karrine Steffans her Superhead label, but it simplydoesn’t measure up to
Fab’s smooth Soul Tape 3 cut. WINNER: Fabolous Round 10: Black Rob task. The LOX’s “Can I Live” vs. Jeezy accomplishment. Fabolous & & Jadakiss ‘”
When making the become the fight’s 2nd half– where he now plays initially, with Jadakiss reacting– Fab isn’t playing any video games, as the jacket comes off and he goes straight to the t-shirt to take center phase. Jada delivers his first elbow drop of the night by dipping into his deadly pen video game for Puff and BIG’s motivational “Victory” anthem, which he actually wrote for Diddy.
Round 11: Fabolous accomplishment. French Montana’s “Ball Drop” vs. Puff Daddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & & Busta Rhymes’ “Victory”
Round 12: Meek Mill feat. Fabolous & Anuel AA’s”Uptown Vibes”vs. Sheek Louch feat. Jadakiss, Styles P & J-Hood’s “Mighty D-Block””This is D-Block, mighty, mighty D-Block” might be heard reverberating throughout Yonkers when Jada let this one go. Fab draws out more of a current hit in Meek’s groovy” Uptown Vibes,”however the LOX staple is simply too hard of an opponent in the
: Jadakiss Round 13: Fabolous task. Nate Dogg’s “Can’t Deny
third quarter to handle. WINNER
It”vs. The LOX’s”F– k You “After a few losses in a row, Fab understood he had to capture a win here. Loso chooses to roll with the Tupac-sampling “Can’t Deny It” including the late Nate Dogg. The prideful hit record connects with the 200,000+ in the IG audience and lets him cruise to an easy success in round 13.
Round 14: Fabolous accomplishment. The-Dream’s”Throw It in the Bag “(Remix) vs. Jadakiss ‘”Knock Yourself Out “Following another crowd-pleaser from Fab, Jada skillfully counters with a trip to Virginia. On its face, Jadakiss and Pharrell connecting might seem like a contrast in styles, but the pair of hip-hop legends easily mesh with heavy Kiss bars over the exotic Skateboard P production.
Round 15: Fabolous’ “Young’n” vs. Ghostface Killah feat. Jadakiss’ “Run”
With Fab potentially taking a restroom break, a buzzed Jadakiss has no concern beautifying the rambling and mic for a bit. He goes on to “Run” up ball game late with another tenacious feature, this time alongside Wu-Tang solo star and fellow New Yorker Ghostface Killah.
Round 16: Fabolous’ “You Be Killin Em” vs. Puff Daddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & & The Lox’s “It’s All About the Benjamins” (Remix)
As Fabolous efforts to turn up the heat with a few of the go-tos in his discography, Jadakiss makes sure to answer with another haymaker in the Bad Boy reunion “It’s All About the Benjamins.” In the IG comments, CharlamagneThaGod wished to provide Kiss 2 points, given that he both penned the track and after that hopped on the luxurious tune’s remix.
Round 17: Fabolous accomplishment. Ne-Yo’s “Make Me Better” vs. DJ Clue task. Jadakiss & & Mary J. Blige’s “Back 2 Life 2001”
Since the D’usse continues to stream in Jada’s direction, Fab tries to close the space on the scoreboard with an R&B banger in the boosting “Make Me Better.” The single gets a lethal combination that can’t be beat including Ne-Yo moving on the hook, while Timbaland handles production duties.
Round 18: Fabolous task. Mike Shorey & Lil Mo’s “Can’t Let You Go “vs. The LOX task. Timbaland & Eve’s “Ryde or Die, B– h “Fab’s run continues with another flawless choice from his repertoire in the Lil’Mo-assisted” Can’t Let You Go.” The LOX’s “Ryde or Die, B– h”is a solid choice, but isn’t going to cut it in round 18. Point Fab to make things interesting down the stretch with 2 rounds left.
Round 19: Fabolous feat. Tamia’s “Into You” vs. Jaheim task. Jadakiss’ “Diamond in da Ruff” (Remix)
By this point, an intoxicated Kiss’ intoxicated commentary is only making things even more funny. He does get severe for a moment to pay Fab a big compliment when confessing that if he does undoubtedly get married, “Into You” would act as his wedding tune for the very first dance with his better half. There can’t be much higher regard than that, as Loso lands a destructive uppercut with the signature “Into You.”
Round 20: Fabolous ‘”Breathe “vs. Jadakiss task. Designs P’s “We Gon na Make It” Both artists end the celebration on a high note, with a set of fan-favorites in the withstanding “We Gon na Make It “and the Just Blaze-produced “Breathe.”At this point, they might require to carry Kiss house, as he accepts his
DJ to make the
final selection of the night. WINNER:
Tie BENEFIT ROUNDS Overtime: Fabolous
The overtime rounds really revealed that Fabolous had a few bullets left in the chamber, as DJ Boof spun a mix that includes some fantastic functions like his function on Trey Songz’s spirited “Say Ahh.” Fab fans were entrusted to their hands up wondering what happened in the comments.
Larger Catalog: Fabolous
As formerly pointed out, Fab left much to be decided when DJ Boof went off in the perk round. With the fourth quarter deficit being too much to make up, fans required tracks like From Nothin’ to Somethin‘s “Baby Don’t Go,” “Baby,” and “My Time” including Jeremih to emerge.
Most Significant Snub: Fabolous task. T-Pain & & Jermaine Dupri’s “Baby Don’t Go” (Point to Jadakiss)
Best Banter: Jadakiss makes
this category by a mile. As the drinks continued flowing, the Kiss of Deathrapper only became more entertaining throughout the night. Whether it was Jada cutting off the DJs mid-track, standing up in his matching yellow outfit, or telling Fab this isn’t Dancing With destiny while carrying out, Kiss most likely provided the best solo efficiency we’ve seen throughout Verzuz.
Most Significant K.O.: Jadakiss
Fab weaved into the streets and the bedroom with his array of choices throughout the night. Beyond rapping with goliaths like Jay-Z, Fabolous likewise covers more tender fare with his R&B-leaning hits. Both artists in fact left ranging collabs on the table with Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few.
Jada shocked the audience when he broke out Puffy’s “Victory” in response to Fab’s “Ball Drop.” Allegedly the last song B.I.G. ever taped, the BK legend’s rhymes still sound as enormous as they did over 20 years later. Fab came close with a knockout of his own with “Into You,” which Jada confessed to being his favorite of any Fabolous record and intends to have him perform it at his wedding event.
Individuals’s Champ: Jadakiss
This is D-Block, mighty, magnificent D-Block. It was Kiss’ night, according to the vast majority of fans in presence. Some provided Jada the edge in a landslide, however our scorecard has the contest being a little tighter than you might expect. In general, this is another win for the culture, supplying light in a tough year.
LAST SCORE: 15-9-2, Jadakiss
Round 2: The LOX’s”Recognize”vs. Cassidy accomplishment. Round 4: Jadakiss’ “By Your Side” vs. Fabolous feat. Round 9: The LOX’s”Blood Pressure”vs. Fabolous'”Young OG””I burned my ear with the headphones on when Earphones recorded this, “Kiss kicks off the round with some friendly banter. Round 18: Fabolous accomplishment. Round 20: Fabolous ‘”Breathe “vs. Jadakiss feat.