Last night, there was a Verzuz battle with Onyx and Cypress Hill. It went down in Los Angeles, and it was for a period of time a trending topic on Twitter.
However, this was a bit of a different affair than those in the past. Clearly the monetization machine stepped in and removed the normal community battle from Instagram. This means, you had to be a subscribing member of Triller to access the battle of these two Hip-Hop Titans.
So, most of us didn’t see it, including myself. I was very interested in the battle, but sort of forgot about it until the last minute. And then it became highly problematic to access the concert. Well, this fact did not escape B-Real, the lead rapper of Cypress Hill.
He showed the upmost respect for the powers that be and Onyx, but he says he feels they did not get as much exposure as other battles. This is correct.
I think, in addition to the absence of the Instagram platform, it was overall a marketing fail. They could’ve done a better job at pushing this to us fans. In fact, if I’m being completely honest, they could’ve done a better matchup overall. We love both acts independently, but they are a bit of a mismatch to me.
But the real expresses that there was a boxing match to go along with the battle and that was ultimately the worst part of it all. See what he says below.
DJ Skee didn’t know it was going down! How are they?
Online, a lot of people responded with criticism and commentary on Swizz and Tim, as well as the corporations that now own Verzuz. It definitely feels like a major disconnect with the culture now.
What do you think?