Two rap Raekwon vs Ghostface Killah Verzuz greats from Shaolin—or Staten Island, N.Y.—are next up to face off in a Verzuz hit-for-hit battle next weekend.
On Wednesday (March 10), the official Verzuz Instagram page confirmed that Raekwon vs Ghostface Killah Verzuz of the Wu-Tang Clan will be duking it out, song-for-song, on March 20 at 8 p.m. ET. The event can be viewed via Instagram Live on the Verzuz IG page or via the Triller app, which recently acquired the song competition series.
Raekwon vs Ghostface Killah Verzuz
“Let’s take it back to the streets!! Raekwon vs Ghostface Killah Verzuz ‼️ Wu vs Wu ‼️ Drop some 🔥🔥🔥 if you’re ready for this!,” the VerzuzTV IG social media post reads. “Tune in for the EPIC showdown on Saturday, March 20th at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET LIVE on @VerzuzTV or in the @Triller app.”
The face-off between the two Wu members follows previous acts like Dangelo vs Friends Verzuz, 2 Chainz and Rick Ross, Ludacris and Nelly, Snoop Dogg and DMX, the unforgettable Jeezy and Gucci Mane, plus so many others.
The Wu-Tang Clan, who single-handedly changed the sound of hip-hop in the early 1990s, dropped their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), in 1993. The collective released solo efforts afterward with Raekwon offering Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… in 1995. The LP features Ghostface Killah among other acts from the crew such as GZA and Method Man. The album was produced by group member RZA. Ghost’s solo debut, Ironman, arrived in 1996 and was produced by RZA as well.
It’s a Wu-Tang family battle: Raekwon vs Ghostface Killah Verzuz has been announced as the next VERZUZ opponent. “Steel sharpens steel,” Raekwon wrote. It happens on March 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern. It can be viewed on the VERZUZ Instagram account or via the Triller app—the new parent company of VERZUZ Battle.
Verzuz Season 2
After closing out its first season with a sometimes tense face-off between Gucci Mane and Jeezy, VERZUZ returned in December with E-40 and Too $hort, followed by a twice-postponed battle between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole. D’Angelo led a solo VERZUZ set without any opponents—just his friends Method Man, Redman, H.E.R., and Keyon Harrold—at the end of February.
Last fall, Raekwon announced that he had a new memoir, The Story of Raekwon, arriving in spring 2021, but a release date has not yet been announced. Ghostface Killah said that he’s working on Supreme Clientele 2, the sequel to 1997’s Supreme Clientele, on Instagram in October.
What Is Thriller Network?
Triller, a US-based photo and video sharing application is one of India’s top-ranked apps in the iOS App Store. Since the government banned 59 Chinese applications, including ByteDance-owned short video site TikTok, Thriller App has found popularity in the USA.