DMX And Snoop Dogg’s ‘Verzuz’ May Be The First Time A Rap Battle Had Folks In Their Feels
This was one for the culture.
July 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm
The increasingly iconic Verzuz series, which has helped make quarantine a bit less insufferable, brought us another dope battle on Wednesday night. It may have been one of the first times a rap battle had folks in their feels.
Snoop Dogg and DMX switched things up when they came together in person for the battle rather than having separate setups as seen with previous Verzuz sessions. Folks couldn't help but celebrate the joy of seeing two Black men showcase their extensive catalogs of hit music while uplifting one another.
The joy that was exuding from the studio was felt in the living rooms of Black people all over, and folks on social media captured their appreciation for the moment.
The two started off the session with a bevy of courtesies, like Snoop offering DMX chicken fingers and DMX gifting his fellow rapper with Now & Laters. With the two sitting next to their preferred juices, they then established the ground rules before Snoop asked the "X Gon' Give It To Ya" rapper to lead them in prayer. Prayer has become a staple of DMX performances in the second half of his career.
The prayer was so powerful, Snoop had to sit his blunt down.