“My dream one…I wanna figure out how to do [Tupac] and [The Notorious B.I.G.] in a way that the people are gon’ love it,” Swizz said during an appearance on ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby.
This proclamation from Swizz then prompted Timbaland, his Verzuz co-creator, to reveal he’s already working on this very idea.
“I got you on that,” Timbaland said to Swizz. “I got the idea. I’ma call you later.”
As many fans already know, Tupac and Biggie had a famous beef that nearly tore the entire genre of hip-hop apart in the ’90s. Unfortunately for them and for fans, they were both killed before they had the chance to resolve things.
While this type of battle would obviously be different, since neither artist is with us to actually compete, it wouldn’t be the first time two musicians came together for Verzuz, despite their history of beef. Jeezy and Gucci Mane surprised everyone when they buried the hatchet following years of violent back and forth during a recent Verzuz battle; While Brandy and Monica’s beef wasn’t as serious, in real life, they did the same once they came together for fans’ entertainment.
The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac being put up against one another for a Verzuz battle would definitely turn heads–we’ll just have to wait and see what Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have up their sleeves.