The creators of Verzuz says the show will never be the same again following the record-breaking performance by dancehall acts Bounty Killer and Beenie man on Saturday night.
“Tonight Verzuz went to the next level. Tonight was something different. Thank you for being there, thank you for Jamaica. Thank you for allowing us to switch the format.
Allowing us to switch the vibe. This might be my favourite Verzuz, I can’t lie. Tonight was a level, tonight was a bar. This was a real clash. Tonight was the first time in a long time that I cried,” Swizz Beatz told a global audience on Instagram Live immediately after the clash of event.
“Me and Timbaland might have to reset the bar… Jamaica which is thought of as a third world country represented as leaders in the world with almost 500,000 people I cried. We had the world in the building just with two icons from Jamaica celebrating each other. Jamaica won. It was a big, big ‘bashment’.What Beenie Man and Bounty Killer did tonight was iconic. They were just going to leave Beenie Man and Bounty Killer on the side of the road,” he added.
“You can’t just leave these icons on the side of the road. It just gave you a feeling, and to see them celebrate together. I was jumping up and down and saying ‘This is amazing'” Timbaland noted.
Timbaland continued stating that “Every Verzuz we’ve done it has reminded people of how great these icons are. I hope everyone from the younger generation is paying attention because you have got to have that catalogue. Yes, we had Jill Scott and Erykah Badu and Ludacris and Nelly, but this right here this was a whole culture… this was Jamaica,”
Beatz also hinted that more clashes featuring acts from the Caribbean are set to come.