Babyface and Teddy Riley break Instagram

Over 500 thousand people joined IG live yesterday for the rematch of the Babyface vs Teddy Riley battle. Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s VERZUZ series continues to break records and the internet with these battles.

The legendary producers returned on April 20,2020 to IG with their A Game. Technical difficulties brought the initial battle to a halt. Teddy Riley brought a full production out with him the first time. This time he scaled it down considerably much to the satisfaction of the fans.

The highlight of this battle is when Babyface pulled out his guitar and did a live rendition of “When Will I See You Again” Teddy was visibly surprised and caused him some pause. The battle continued. Babyface was pulling away and then Teddy started to bring out the big guns, ie: Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. For some reason Teddy neglected to charge his phone and needed to find a charger. As he was looking for the charger the audience grew and the connection got weaker. Ultimately the live broadcast crashed and the R&B legends took time going back and forth to each others platforms looking to be added to no avail.

Interestingly enough when the audience migrated over to Teddy’s page he was in a new room in front of his keyboard ready to jam. None of it seemed to matter because the two R&B legends had officially crashed IG live and could not accommodate anymore fans.

The nostalgia of the battle transported me to my prom all the way to my partying days and it was awesome. I scored the battle a tie 9-9 before everything crashed. Check out my break down below

Round 1- Teddy Riley (Winner)

SWV “Right Here (Human Nature Radio Mix)”

Toni Braxton ” Love Shoulda Brought You Home”

Round 2 – Babyface (Winner)

Keith Sweat “Make it Last Forever”

Babyface “Soon As I Get Home”

Round 3 – Babyface (Winner)

Johnny Kemp “Just Got Paid”

Whispers “Rock Steady”

Round 4 – Teddy Riley (Winner)

Foxy Brown ‘Get Me Home”

Babyface “Every Time I Close My Eyes”

Round 5 – Babyface (Winner)

Guy “Piece Of My Love”

After 7 “Ready or Not”

Round 6 – Babyface (Winner)

Hi-Five “I Like The Way”

Bobby Brown “Every Little Step”

Round 7- Babyface (Winner)

Keith Sweat “I Want Her”

Tevin Campbell “Can We Talk”

Round 8 – Teddy Riley (Winner)

Guy “I Like”

Karyn White “The Way You Love Me”

Round 9 – Teddy Riley (Winner)

Heavy D and The Boyz “Is it Good To You”

Tevin Campbell “I’m Ready”

Round 10 – Babyface (Winner)

Slick Rick, Dougie Fresh “The Show”

Babyface “Two Occasions”

Round 11 – Babyface (Winner)

JAY-Z “The City Is Mine”

Bobby Brown “Rock Wit’cha”

Round 12 – Teddy Riley (Winner)

Bobby Brown “On Our Own”

Michael Jackson ” In The Closet”

Round 13 – Teddy Riley (Winner)

Babyface “When Can I See You”

Blackstreet ” Before I Let You Go”

Round 14 – Babyface (Winner)

Babyface “Whip Appeal”

Guy ‘Lets Chill”

Round 14 – Babyface (Winner)

Johnny Gill “My My My”

Blackstreet “Deep”

Round 15 – Teddy Riley (Winner)

TLC “Red Light Special”

Janet Jackson “I Get Lonely”

Round 16 – Teddy Riley (Winner)

Karyn White “Superwoman”

Michael Jackson “Jam”

Round 17 – Teddy Riley (Winner)

Toni Braxton “You’re Makin Me High”

Wrexx N Effect “Rumpshaker”

This is where I stopped keeping score. The battle was officially over and each artist was playing music on their respective pages. It only makes sense that this ends in a tie.

How did you score it? Share in the comments.

-Precise

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DJ Premier vs RZA – Who won?

DJ Premier and RZA faced off in a producers battle that was one for the ages. Timbaland and Swizz Beatz launched the ‘VERZUZ’ battle series in March during the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The goal of the series is to celebrate the architects of good music. 

DJ Premier of Gang Starr and RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan faced off in one of the most epic producer battles since this series has been launched. Both of these men represent juggernauts in the culture of Hip-Hop and have worked with many of greats. Jay Z, Nas, Mary J Blige, ODB and Biggie Smalls are a few of the artists both producers have worked with. 

The battle was a trip down memory lane with a focus on the golden age of rap. RZA kicked it off with “Liquid Swords” from the album of the same name to which Premier followed up with “Medley: Intro” by Jay Z  off of his album In My Lifetime. There were a few technical difficulties for RZA early on but after some communication from DJ Premier’s engineer it was corrected. 

Both producers shared details of sessions for specific songs. When Premier played “Come Clean” by Jeru the Damaja he mentioned that LL Cool J was in the studio when he created the track for the song. 

Premier also recalled the time RZA stepped to him in Los Angeles and told him that he had a song called C.R.E.A..M that would whip him. 

The original battle was set to go 20 rounds but it went much longer as both producers offered up music to heal during this tumultuous time. 

The overall winner for the evening was the culture of hip-hop because of how it continues to bring the world together and created a way out of no way for so many people of the world.

I scored the battle 13-7 with DJ Premier as the winner. Check out my breakdown after the jump.