Verzuz took a trip to New York for the latest edition of the Instagram Live battle featuring hip-hop legends Fabolous and Jadakiss. Even with a 30-minute delay, over 200k Instagrammers signed in for the 20-round battle.
With more than four decades in music between the pair and a collaboration album, Friday on Elm Street, released in 2017, there has never been beef between Jadakiss and Fabolous which made this Verzuz the one to watch.
Jadakiss started the battle out with his feature on DMX’s Blackout, while Fabolous followed with his feature on Lil’ Wayne’s Nuthin On Me. Round 3, Fabolous paid respects to the late Kobe Bryant as he talked about the first time he met him. Fabolous raised his cup saying “Take a shot for Kobe Bryant real quick”. Round 6, Fabolous played Jeezy’s OJ which features Jadakiss. “Hold on, I’m on this song! This is a technical!” (Jadakiss). Round 11, before dropping the track, Fabolous cleared up the story about Tamia and Ashanti ‘s verses on So Into You. Jadakiss later stated this one of his favorite tracks of his competitor’s discography.
Even though there were some technical issues, Fabolous and Jadakiss took us back to the streets of NY and showed us why they are hip-hop legends. The internet has deemed Jadakiss the winner of this Verzuz battle. Check out the playlist for Jadakiss vs Fabolous battle on Tidal and let us know who you think should be up next.