DMX & Snoop Dogg's Verzuz Freestyle Won The Night

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While Snoop and DMX's Verzuz battle was a historical event on its own merit, hearing both emcees going off the dome was truly a stand out moment.

Last night, a veritable dogfight transpired on VerzuzTV, during which two hip-hop legends stepped up to highlight their respective catalogs. DMX and Snoop Dogg, representing the East and West Coast respectively, held it down for over five-hundred-thousand live viewers. And while the event was marketed as a "battle," it felt like more of a celebration; both men clearly had love for one another, a fact they made sure to point out during several wholesome exchanges.

DMX & Snoop Dogg's Verzuz Freestyle Won The Night
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And while fans have been left debating the evening's winner, a difficult assessment given the sheer volume of classic bangers, it's evident that one moment seemed to stand out above all. Once the main exchange had concluded, both X and Snoop decided to bless viewers with some off-the-dome freestyling, a moment that took things back to hip-hop's golden era. If the live stream comments were any indication, it felt like something special was unfolding, with Snoop in particular shining as hip-hop's most effortless rapper -- possibly ever.

DMX & Snoop Dogg's Verzuz Freestyle Won The Night
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That's not to say X didn't come through with some hard-hitting bars, though some of his were likely written. Still, the back and forth nature of the impromptu cypher served as a reminder that DMX and Snoop's chemistry has severely underused. At least -- for now. It wouldn't be surprising to see this Verzuz battle to lead to a collaboration or two, especially when that upcoming DMX album finally lands. For those who missed the event unfolding in real-time, check out some of the freestyle bars and reactions below. 

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<b>Feature Editor</b> <!--BR--> Mitch Findlay is a writer and hip-hop journalist based in Montreal. Resident old head by default. Enjoys writing Original Content about music, albums, lyrics, and rap history. His favorite memories include interviewing J.I.D and EarthGang at the "Revenge Of The Dreamers 3" studio sessions in Atlanta and receiving a phone call from Dr. Dre. In his spare time he makes horror movies.