Yesterday (April 12), we ran a poll on the air to see who won Verzuz: RZA vs. DJ Premier. It was certainly a historic music moment as nearly 1 million people watched the battle on Instagram Live.
The battle was a journey in hip hop history and an inspiration to younger musicians. Both gentlemen have legendary hits of their own, but they also are masterminds behind some hip hop classics.
VERZUZ was started by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Amid the coronavirus causing us to be quarantined, the super producers wanted to help entertain us. Hip hop fans everywhere began to celebrate once news broke that RZA and DJ Premier would be going head to head.
Once the battle ended, opinions began to swirl rather quickly as viewers fought over the winner. Figured we’d ask the city your opinion as well and here’s what we got:
It’s also worth mentioning that there were 29 votes for RZA and 2 votes for Premo on the Instagram survey. No matter who was the winner, it was a great night for hip hop.