Swizz Beats Pushes Back Teddy Riley Vs. Babyface Clash

Swizz Beatz assures fans that the battle between Teddy Riley and Babyface will happen soon.

BYAron A.
Swizz Beats Pushes Back Teddy Riley Vs. Babyface Clash

Though we're all on lockdown, Instagram has been supplying an endless amount of entertainment over the past few weeks. Instagram Live has spawned some wild moments from Boosie Badazz' livestreams to Tory Lanez' Quarantine Radio but for people who simply wanted music, there have been several beat and song battles that have taken place. Last night, T-Pain and Lil Jon went head-to-head while producers like Boi-1da and Hit-Boy have gone song-for-song, proving who has the better catalog.

Swizz Beats Pushes Back Teddy Riley Vs. Babyface Clash
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Tonight, old school fans were supposed to be getting a treat when the legends Teddy Riley and Babyface were supposed to hop on Instagram Live. Unfortunately, Swizz Beatz, who has been putting in work behind the scenes, shared the unfortunate news that it would be postponed to a later date that has yet to be announced. The producer shared a statement revealing that they'll be making it bigger and better in respect to the two kings who paved the way for generations to come.

"The date is changed but keep your outfits on deck because the new date is coming back ASAP and we’re taking the quality to the next levels for these 2 Kings #VERZUZ !!!!!!! @timbaland let’s go !!!! You will understand later trust me!!!!! Nobody backed out FYI !!!" Swizz captioned it.

We'll keep you posted on the new date. Keep your eyes peeled for that and the female edition of VERZUZ.

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.