On Wednesday (March 22), a clip surfaced on the internet, in which Apple Music host Lowkey shared his thoughts on a hypothetical Verzuz battle between Weezy and the G-Unit mogul.
Ultimately choosing Fif, he maintained that the Young Money rapper might not have the chops to go up against an album like Get Rich Or Die Tryin, adding that Wayne would have a “long night” ahead of him, going toe-to-toe with the Power star.
Check out the conversation below:
During an early screening of the final episode of Godfather Of Harlem — in which he serves as the Executive Music Producer — Swizz Beatz caught up with Baller Alertwhere he explained why he wouldn’t entertain the idea of a duel of sorts.
“Me personally, I wouldn’t even do 50 vs. Wayne – they two different dynamics and two different artists,” he told the outlet.
“I would do a different Verzuz for both of them, but we’ll see as we have a lot of things lined up for Verzuz, and hopefully, they are involved. While I can’t give up who I would choose to go against them, just wait and see.”
As for when fans can expect the Verzuz series to return, Swizzy said “ASAP,” adding that the under-construction sign will soon be “taken off the glass.”
Later on, Alicia Keys‘ beau — whom he shares two sons with, Egypt Daoud, 12 and Genesis Ali Dean, 8 — turned his attention towards future projects, sharing which newer artist he’d like to collaborate with.
“I’ll choose my bro, Lil Durk, because I love what he raps about and how he’s going through it simultaneously,” he said.
“When I was working with DMX, I heard in Durk’s music the situations he was going through in his lyrics – artists like Lil Baby, 42 Dugg, and Durk; there’s so many of them. They, sometimes, overly live through what they saying. I don’t think we should live on the streets just to get back in the streets.”
“Ruff Ryders started in the streets, but we began music to escape the streets, so I commend all young artists for being smart and understanding the streets are the streets, but the business is business. Let’s not make millions to get deeper in the streets – let’s make millions to feed our families and educate our lost ones or young ones in the streets. That should be our duty and our job.”