SOME of hip hop’s most notable artists have taken the stage for the online streaming series Verzuz.
Created by famed music producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, the next acts will be rap duo UGK versus fellow rap duos 8Ball and MJG.
How can I see the Verzuz fight of UGK and 8Ball & MJG?
In January 2021, former UGK rapper Bun B announced that he was planning to appear on an episode of Verzuz.
The Texas musician said on the Donnie Houston Podcast, “I’m doing a Verzuz, but it’s not based in Texas.”
“It will probably be UGK vs 8Ball and MJG. Everything is being pushed back because of Ashanti and Keyshia Cole [delay].”
“They’re still trying to find the right times to do a lot of that stuff, but I would imagine it’s before summer.”
Bun B added, “It wasn’t about charting artists or who had the hot record, it was about creating an atmosphere.”
“I think UGK and 8Ball & MJG would have worked in those circumstances.”
“The fans obviously still want to see it and we’re willing to do it if we’re asked to.”
Over a year after they expressed interest in an episode of Verzuz, the battle is bearing fruit.
On May 26, 2022, UGK takes on Tennessee hip-hop hitmakers 8Ball and MJG in a rap battle.
The live episode is scheduled to be filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and begins Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST.
Music fans can join the fight by watching the live stream from Verzuz’s official Instagram page.
For more information, viewers can visit the Verzuz official website.
Who is UGK?
Hailing from Port Arthur, Texas, UGK was founded by Chad Butler and Bernard Freeman – aka Pimp C and Bun B.
The duo’s stage name stands for Underground Kings.
The duo enjoyed success in the 1990s and 2000s.
They also appeared on hit singles by Jay-Z, Outkast, TI and Three 6 Mafia.
UGK remained active until Pimp C’s death on December 4, 2007.
Who are 8Ball and MJG?
Memphis-based hip-hop stars 8Ball and MJG met in 1984 and released their debut studio album Comin’ Out Hard in 1993.
During their time in the spotlight, the two projects released both together and separately.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the rap duo have a combined net worth of $15 million.
8Ball and MJG’s last studio album together was 2010’s Ten Toes Down.
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