It’s official: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer storm Verzuz battle this weekend

Reigning dancehall monarchs Beenie Man and Bounty Killer are up next on the biggest craze, Verzuz Battles! Will you be tuning in this weekend, BUZZ fam? (Photo: Reggaeville.com)

‘Jamination’ everywhere, BUZZ fam!

Dancehall heavyweights Beenie Man and Bounty Killer will be the two musicians squaring off on the next Verzuz battle this Saturday, May 23.

The online, tune-for-tune event, was created by American hip-hop stars Swiss Beats and Timbaland as one way of passing the time during the coronavirus-induced quarantine and will be streamed live on Instagram.

Swiss Beats, in an interview with Genius, acknowledged Jamaica’s sound system clash culture as the biggest influence, so it’s only fitting two sons of the soil grace the online stage.

Last week, two of rap’s most successful acts, Ludacris and Nelly clashed on Verzuz; and R&B songbird Erykah Badu and Jill Scott took part the week prior.

A positive by-product for participating Verzuz clashers is the exponential rise in music streams and digital album sales, as witnessed by Jill Scott and Erykah Badu following their bout.

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It’ll be anyone’s guess who will win on Saturday, but we’re taking wagers now, BUZZ fam!

Who are you rooting for to take the Dancehall Verzuz?