Verzuz staged one other very New York battle final night time, pitting turn-of-the-century metropolis icons Fats Joe and Ja Rule in opposition to one another within the coronary heart of town, at Madison Sq. Backyard’s Hulu Theater.
Fats Joe and Ja Rule hit the stage at Madison Sq. Backyard for Verzuz, the epic music battles created by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland through the Covid-19 pandemic.
The hip-hop legends went 20 rounds, taking part in their hit songs like Ja Rule’s “Between Me and You” and “Livin’ It Up” and Fats Joe’s “All of the Method Up” and “All I Do Is Win (Remix).”
The chums and collaborators joked with one another between songs, with Joe teasing Ja Rule about his involvement within the Frye Pageant just a few years again.
Ashanti, Remy Ma, Lil Mo, and Vita all made appearances.
Jadakiss additionally stunned the viewers by hitting the stage to carry out “New York” with the MC’s, in addition to Nelly who carried out “Sizzling in Right here.”
Regardless of the occasional barbs, Joe and Ja Rule expressed love and admiration for one another, making it one of the crucial pleasant “battles” but.
The R&B famous person returned after her long-delayed battle in opposition to Keyshia Cole to carry out with each Joe and Ja, guesting on each Ja Rule’s “Mesmerize” and Fats Joe’s “What’s Love,” additionally alongside Ja. (Joe gifted Ashanti, together with Remy Ma, a Hermès purse after her look, which we’d say is a reasonably honest fee for a number of songs of gorgeous dwell vocals.)
The efficiency led to a fittingly New York second, with Joe and Ja coming collectively to carry out their track “New York” alongside Jadakiss, who’d already stolen the present just a few weeks earlier than, main the Lox in their very own New York standoff in opposition to Dipset. Not that Joe and Ja had been seeking to declare winners, anyway. “I like this n- – – – like my brother,” Ja Rule mentioned of Joe on the finish of the battle. That’s love, we’d say.