Tonight, Boi-1da and Hit-Boy are all set to square off in "The Beat Battle You Don't Want To Miss."
EDIT: The original article stated that it was put together by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz when it was Apple Music's Carl Chery and Joe Budden that organized the beat battle between Boi-1da and Hit-Boy. The article has been updated to reflect the correction.
A few days removed from Swizz Beatz and Timbaland squaring off in an epic producer duel rematch, Boi-1da and Hit-Boy are gearing up for a bonafide battle of the beats this very evening. In other words, it's Boi vs. Boy and only one will prevail.
Put together by Joe Budden and Apple Music's Carl Chery for the shared benefit of hip-hop culture, the incendiary event has already caught the eye of many prominent hip-hop names -- some of whom might have even tossed a couple of dollars on their chosen competitor. "I’ve heard about bets from 100$ to 10,000$ So Far. Who Tuning in?" asks Hit-Boy, who would likely bet on himself in this situation. After all, he's packing a catalog that includes The Throne's "N***as In Paris," Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle," A$AP Rocky's "Goldie," and many more.
Yet the North has never been known to shy away from a fight. Taking to Instagram for the proverbial weigh-in, Toronto's Boi-1da slid through with some words for his opponent. Considering his ridiculous catalog of bangers, including but not exclusive to Drake's "God's Plan," Eminem's "Seduction," and Kendrick Lamar's "Blacker The Berry," the Canadian appears to be a formidable contender.
It's honestly difficult to foresee a decisive victory from either party, but one thing is clear -- this will be a duel for the ages. Will you be tuning in?