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Timbaland and Swizz Beatz may be the behind-the-scenes saviors of 2020 social life thanks to their Verzuz series, which provided millions with entertainment. Celebrating Black music by featuring singers, rappers and producers performing some of their biggest songs against one another in head-to-head battles, the competition became a social phenom and bypassed its original combative…

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Swizz Beatz was prescient when he said the latest Verzuz battle between Georgia-born rappers Jeezy and Gucci Mane could possibly break records. It did. Swizz, who co-created Verzuz with fellow producer Timbaland, told his Instagram followers that the season two opener broke Verzuz’s “all-time livestream viewership record with 9.1 million” people watching the “legendary showdown”…

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Fans are excited that Gucci Mane changed his mind and has accepted Jeezy’s challenge to face off in a Verzuz battle this month. According to legendary producer Timbaland, Gucci will meet up with Jeezy via Instagram Live on Nov. 19, 2020, at 8 p.m. Oooooo boyyyy NOV.19 @verzuzonline pic.twitter.com/JX6CyVuUpc — Timbaland (@Timbaland) November 15, 2020…

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Verzuz co-founder Swizz Beatz had to run for cover after he seemingly suggested that singing legend Janet Jackson couldn’t take on iconic rapper and producer Missy Elliott. Swizz, 42, co-owns the phenomenal Instagram webcast series with fellow producer Timbaland, aka Timothy Zachary Mosley, 48, and the Apple music streaming service. Fans believed that Swizz disrespected…

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While there is a generous portion of the populace that would prefer partying over self-preservation, many are making the most of their time in quarantine. Swizz Beatz and Timbaland ignited a worldwide phenomenon with the IG Verzuz battles, which have caught absolute fire during its last two episodes. Teddy Riley vs. Babyface set the stage…

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One of the silver linings of the self-quarantine era spurred on by the pandemic was the masterful creation of the Verzuz challenge by iconic producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. The Instagram Live battle, Verzuz, has been a phenomenal international success and has already featured the record-breaking pairings of Babyface vs. Teddy Riley and Jill Scott…

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The much-ballyhooed heavyweight music battle between Teddy Riley and Babyface on Saturday, April 18, 2020, was a colossal and historic blunder. Riley tried to conduct an elaborate, multimedia show but ran into laughable technical issues and repeated circuit overloads. Nearly a half-million people reportedly arrived at the virtual club only to be turned away because…

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Alicia Keys “wasn’t ready” for her second child when she became pregnant in 2014. The 39-year-old singer is mother to 9-year-old Egypt and 5-year-old Genesis — both of whom she has with her husband Swizz Beatz — but has said she felt “so torn” after discovering she was pregnant with Genesis, as she didn’t think she’d…

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Apparently, a White woman who happens to be married to a billionaire believes it’s OK for her to use the N-word because she has spent time with a Black celebrity. Lisa Falcone, the wife of billionaire hedge funder Philip Falcone, is being sued by a former cook named Brian Villanueva, according to Page Six. Villanueva brought…

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Alicia Keys hailed her husband Swizz Beatz as her “dream increaser” and “biggest supporter” in a touching anniversary tribute. The “If I Ain’t Got You” hitmaker celebrated nine years of marriage to the record producer – with whom she has sons Egypt (8) and Genesis (4) – on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, and took to Instagram…

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The iHeartRadio Music Awards was broadcast on Thursday night, March 14, 2019. The show featured performances and awards presentations in an array of musical categories. The night was hosted by rapper T-Pain, who just won the popular music competition show “The Masked Singer.” Alicia Keys performed with her 8-year-old son Egypt, whom she has with husband Swizz Beatz.…

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Alicia Keys is set to release a new memoir. The “Girl on Fire” singer will publish her book, titled More Myself, through Oprah Winfrey’s book imprint, An Oprah Book, in November this year. She has described the upcoming title as “part autobiography, and part narrative documentary.” In a statement, the 38-year-old star said of the…

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Ruff Ryders, the hip-hop crew featuring DMX, Eve, the Lox, Drag On and super producer Swizz Beatz is celebrating 20 years this weekend with a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, last night and one tonight at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. In celebration, we bring you the top 10 iconic Ruff Ryders songs…

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