Jim Jones says that he wants Dipset to get a rematch with The Lox on Verzuz. The iconic New York rapper discussed The Diplomats' appearance on the show during a recent interview with AllHipHop TV. The two sides originally faced off at the Hulu Theater in August 2021 with The Lox taking home the victory. This time around, Jones wants the event to be held in Madison Square Garden’s full 20,000-capacity venue.
“I don’t think that energy will ever be duplicated outside of New York unless we go for the rematch, you heard?” the Harlem rapper said. “The way I’m thinking about it is last time, there was a lot going on. The venue was way too small. There were people on my back. There were people on people’s shoulders in there.”
Dipset Vs. The Lox On "Verzuz"
Later, Jim Jones described Dipset as Rocky and The Lox as Apollo Creed. He even suggested the two sides score the battle like a boxing match. “I think we need proper respect of doing it in the Garden, the big Garden, with proper security, set up right so everybody have breathing room. Not using it as no excuse, but we need a rematch for the city. I’m puttin’ it out there. I’m puttin’ it out there like Rocky after he lost to Apollo Creed — And we gonna be ready like hot spaghetti,” Jones said. “Let’s score it like a boxing match, let’s get the judges, let’s make it live. Let the people vote live. Let’s do it right. Let’s really go for it.”
Verzuz co-creator Swizz Beatz previously teased a rematch between the two sides on the battle's one-year anniversary in August. "Music history was made on this day," he wrote on Instagram at the time. "Who want pt 2." Over five million people reportedly tuned in for the original battle. Verzuz is set to return with Season 3 later this year.
Jim Jones' Idea For A Rematch