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[LIVE-NOW@]*How to Watch the Bow Wow vs. Soulja Boy ‘Verzuz’ Battle
June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Soulja Boy and Bow Wow are the next artists to gear up for the competition, which is taking place this weekend on June 26. But right now, all of social media is getting quite the show as the rappers debate and challenge each other while cranking up the ante on a daily basis. Although it may all be in jest, it has also taken quite the personal turn!
Rappers Bow Wow and Soulja Boy are the latest creatives to add their names to the Verzuz battle lineup.
After much anticipation and weeks of Twitter beef, Bow Wow and Soulja Boy will face off for real this Saturday (June 26) at 8 p.m. ET for the latest installment of Verzuz.
Now in its second season, the live rap battle show was created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz during the pandemic as a way of supplementing live performances. Ashanti and Keyshia Cole, Jeezy and Gucci Mane, and E-40 and Too Short have all battled it out on Verzuz.
Their battle, scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday via Instagram, the Triller app and the Fite TV app, aims to showcase the talents of two artists with divergent paths.
In terms of modern day hip-hop/rap, Soulja Boy took an unconventional road to prominence. A Chicago native who later moved to Atlanta — and then Mississippi — Soulja Boy was ahead of the curve when it came to being an artist/influencer, personal branding, production and business.
Instead of waiting for music industry gatekeepers to pluck him from obscurity, Soulja Boy uploaded his music and immediately burst onto the scene in 2007 with “Crank That,” a Grammy-nominated song, which garnered several million downloads, spending seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.