It appears that hip hop heavyweights Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will battle in the next Verzuz.
Their silhouettes appear in a Verzuz Instagram post that reads, “WANNA PLAY? We got a new VERZUZ on the way Sunday, October 17th, brought to you by the killer new series, #Chucky. Who do y’all think it is!? Drop your guesses in the comments below and we’ll pick an entry at random to get a pair of tix!”
Snoop Dogg, who was announced as one of the Super Bowl halftime performers on Friday, quickly figured out the answer.
“Big Daddy Kane. V. K. R. S1,” The Doggfather wrote.
DJ Premier from Gang Starr commented, “I can tell by the silhouette.”
Kane is celebrating 35 years in hip hop after launching his career in 1986 as a member of The Juice Crew. His many classics include “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” from 1986. Big Daddy performs a tribute to his late friend, Biz Markie, on the BET Hip Hop Awards, airing Tuesday night.
KRS-One also began his career in the ‘80s in New York City. He was a member of Boogie Down Productions, and began the Stop the Violence movement after his partner, Scott La Rock, was shot and killed in 1987. Tupac and Eminem are among the many rappers who praised him as one of their strongest influences.
Fat Joe and Ja Rule starred in the previous Verzuz held on September 14 at Madison Square Garden in NYC, where Nelly, Ashanti and Remy Ma were among the featured performers.
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