Timbaland & Swizz Beatz Have Epic Producer Battle On IG Live

BYErika Marie6.0K Views
Link Copied to Clipboard!
Frazer Harrison / Staff / Getty Images
Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, IG Live

Timbaland and Swizz Beatz face off with some of their greatest hits in an IG Live battle that has hip hop fans bopping all over the world.

Geniuses are at work on Instagram Live. We haven't watched so many live streaming concerts, contests, and celebrity Q&As in the history of social media, but this period of COVID-19 quarantine has spiced up online interactions. DJ D-Nice recently hosted multiple Instagram Live parties that reached upwards of 100K viewers including Lenny Kravitz, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart, and Michelle Obama. Erykah Badu, John Legend, and Keith Urban hosted live concerts from the comforts of their homes. Earlier today, Tory Lanez got a few of his famous friends on his Live before added dozens of fans who wanted to drop it low for his twerk contest. Now, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz hopped on Live to share a few beats with the world in an epic showdown.

Paras Griffin / Stringer / Getty Images

The internationally renowned producers-artists had fans bopping along to a few fire tracks. "Attention, attention, attention," Timbaland said in his announcement video. "It's official. We doing this for the culture. Me and Swizzy gon' go at it 10 o'clock, baby. IG Live. Hoo, hoo, hoo. I done had that red blood in me. Whoo, it's gonna be a good one."

The "battle" is, of course, all done in love, and it's certainly a sight to see. The pair is currently a trending topic on Twitter, so check out a few clips from their session, read through a few reactions, get ready to jam to some hits, and let us know who you think is taking the top spot.





About The Author
Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.