Swizz Beatz & Timbaland reunited tonight for their first rematch on VERZUZ. Missy Elliott wished Swizz and Timbaland the best of luck in a short pre-game video. Their encounters have included songs they have worked on with Aaliyah, DMX, Missy Elliott, JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Drake, Lil Wayne, and others. You can find the playlist here.
The two producers and VERZUZ founders sold the company to Triller in March and shared portions of the equity of the new combined company with the artists who had appeared on the series up to that point. Swizz Beatz recently oversaw the completion and release of the first posthumous DMX album Exodus.
Read more about VERZUZ in Pitchfork’s “How Music Persisted During the Pandemic” list.