The R&B Battle “SWV And Xscape” Verzuz Confirmed For May 8

VERZUZ has officially announced its latest battle.

On Saturday May 8, R&B fans will be treated to a showdown between SWV and Xscape. The confirmation of the anticipated showdown came in an Instagram post from the official VERZUZ page today. The battle between the celebrated R&B groups will come on the one-year anniversary of Verzuz.

SWV and Xscape are two of the most successful female groups that rose to fame in the 1990s. SWV, which means Sisters With Voices, was initially a gospel group consisting of Cheryl (Coko) Gamble, Tamara (Taj) Johnson, and Leanne (Lelee) Lyons. The group was formed in 1988 and transitioned to R&B in the early 1990s, making hits such as “I’m So into You” and “You’re the One”. The trio fell apart in 1998 but later reunited in 2005.

Xscape, meanwhile, was a quartet that arose out of Atlanta in the early 1990s. The group consisted of Tameka “Tiny” Harris, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, and Kandi Burruss. Xscape was discovered by acclaimed producer Jermaine Dupri and was signed to his label So So Def. They produced hits such as “Just Kickin’ It” and “Understanding.” Like SWV, they also disbanded in the late 1990s but have been reunited several times for performances, as recent as the 2017 BET awards.

While both groups have been pretty much off the radar, they have maintained dedicated fan bases that are excited about the battle. Fans on Instagram have been sharing their views about who they think will win, along with their excitement for the matchup.

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Meanwhile, Xscape fans were just as convinced that the group would come out on top. Whoever comes out on top, there’s no doubt that the Verzuz will be an event to watch. Those interested in tuning in can catch the match up on the Triller app, FITE TV, or stream it live on Instagram @verzuztv. Showtime is at 8 PM Eastern Time.

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Snoop Dogg Join Forces With TIDAL & Facebook’s Oculus For A Virtual DJ Event

Snoop Dogg and TIDAL are joining forces with Facebook’s Oculus for a virtual DJ event.

While we all hope that the effects and restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic are slowly coming to an end, there is no definite conclusion in sight. This means that artists are continuing to find new and innovative ways to connect with fans and provide some unconventional entertainment during these difficult times. In collaboration with TIDAL and Oculus, Snoop Dogg will be doing just that by performing a virtual DJ set under the name DJ Snoopadelic on Friday, February 19th. TIDAL announced the event on Twitter writing, “DJ SNOOPADELIC live set on TIDAL and @oculus. February 19th. Be there.”

The event can be accessed through the Venues app and promises to provide a “live, immersive, and intimate” VR performance, airing live from Los Angeles. Snoop has kept plenty busy throughout the last year despite the constraints of the pandemic, proving once again that he is one of the most relevant and versatile artists out there. The West Coast rap icon provided flawless commentary for the Jake Paul and Nate Robinson fight back in November, leading to job offers for him to commentate for nearly every sport. He also teamed up with long-time collaborator Martha Stewart on Super Bowl Sunday this month to co-host the 2021 Puppy Bowl prior to the game.

DJ SNOOPADELIC (@SnoopDogg) live set on TIDAL and @oculus. February 19th.

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— TIDAL (@TIDAL) February 10, 2021

In addition to his many separate entertainment endeavors, Snoop continues to keep his hand in music, going head to head with DMX in a VERZUZ battle back in July and reminding the whole world how many classic hip hop hits he has contributed to the lexicon during his impressive career.

While new rappers seem to be popping up every day and the OGs seem to be fading rapidly, Snoop continues to stay as fresh and entertaining as ever, and there is no sign of him slowing down any time soon.