As the Verzuz platform continues to level up, more and more Hip Hop and R&B artists are trying to throw their hats into the proverbial ring. Following DMX and Snoop Dogg’s face-off on July 22, Twitter starting clamoring for a Chris Brown versus Usher showdown — even though Brown definitively stated he wanted nothing to do with it.
Now, Juicy J is attempting, once again, to get in on the action. On Monday (July 27), the Three 6 Mafia OG set his sights on the one and only Nas. After Timbaland tweeted, “What’s the next @verzuzonline?!,” J replied, “Juicy j vs Nas.”
Juicy j vs Nas https://t.co/LZQmgpBQMc
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) July 27, 2020
This isn’t the first time J has set the bar high for a potential battle. Earlier this month, the Stay Trippy mastermind challenged Dr. Dre to a showdown, tweeting, “I wanna do a Verzus battle wit Dr Dre no cappuccino.”
In 2006, Three 6 Mafia became the first Hip Hop group to win an Academy Award when they won a gilded trophy in the Best Original Song category for the track “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from the Hustle & Flow soundtrack. The group’s extensive catalog paired with J’s solo work would provide plenty of songs to pull from to meet the 20-song requirement.
But like they did with Dre, many people doubt J’s discography could hold a candle to Nas’ whose 1994 debut Illmatic alone yielded several classics, including “N.Y. State Of Mind,” “The World Is Yours” and “One Love.”
The reactions to J’s suggestion are all over the place, but a lot of people are upset anyone is even toying with the notion J could beat Nasty Nas.
Check some of the reactions out below.
Juicy J is definitely not a better rapper than Nas 😭 but his hits are still better. That’s the difference pic.twitter.com/Y0hQgwC0kU
— ☽Ash⁵⁷ ia due to life (@fairiejoonhwa) July 27, 2020
Juicy J gonna play “Bandz a Make Her Dance” then Nas gonna follow up with “I Can”, and I’ma cut the live off. https://t.co/Cr5dIX1ViV
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) July 27, 2020
Juicy J beats Nas in a Verzuz huh?….smh pic.twitter.com/HJxNHWVyqZ
— Jus Smith (@_JusSmith) July 27, 2020
nas after juicy j play zip and a double cup pic.twitter.com/sPAKe3izbe
— Zack Fox (@zackfox) July 27, 2020
Juicy J may not be a better rapper than Nas….but he’s got more hits than a lot of your favorite rappers out now pic.twitter.com/Bdc9RQRUiA
— Black Buddafly (@JillScottTwin) July 27, 2020
People thinking that Juicy J is a better rapper than Nas is even more proof that people have lost their minds in 2020 pic.twitter.com/pS2QKiPj8b
— Shamar English (@english_shamar) July 27, 2020
Nas showing up to school Juicy J with Illmatic
— Jason Gendron (@JasonGendron16) July 27, 2020
Wait, so we're really gonna get a Nas and Juicy J Verzuz Battle and people in 2020 really think that Juicy J got that?? pic.twitter.com/yHr52K8bsj
— 3rd Strike Entertainment (@3rdStrike_Ent) July 27, 2020
First they said Chris Brown was better than Usher and now people are saying Juicy J is better than Nas. I'm starting to think we actually deserve 2020. pic.twitter.com/GL3BzoVTfi
— 🌊𝓑 𝓻 𝓾 𝓱🌊 (@Mike_Satooo) July 27, 2020