Rappers Gucci Mane and Jeezy generated a time machine back to the early 2000s with a long overdue Verzuz battle. Both artists garnered over two million views on the Revolt TV owned platform as they went back and forth with their biggest tracks that dominated the past few decades.
The Verzuz battle kicked off with a video call from American politician Stacey Abrams where she thanked both artists for participating, and instilled a strong COVID-19 relief message. Both artists then sat next to each other in chairs fit for royalty with only three small tables full of CÎROC bottles to separate them. The rappers performed their hits individually with Gucci Mane kicking off the battle with his 2012 track “Round 1.” The lyrics “Dope game hard, the rap game easy, this is round 1 of Gucci Mane versus Jeezy” robustly set the tone for the battle. Jeezy responded with 2005 song “Trap or Die” featuring Bun B.
The artists briefly exchanged competitive words with each other when the topic of the cost of their outfits were brought up. “My outfit cost ten bands, look at my opponent,” said Gucci Mane before performing the song “Photo Shoot.” Jeezy responded by reminding his opponent of his real estate investments. “I ain’t got no $10,000 outfit, but I own half of Atlanta,” he said.
Tensions between the pair heightened when Gucci Mane performed the diss track “Truth” which was aimed towards Jeezy. After Gucci Mane completed his performance, Jeezy reiterated that the intentions of the Verzuz battle was for the benefit of the culture. “When I extended this invitation, I did it as a real man,” he said. “When I said I wanted to do this shit for the culture, that’s what I wanted to do. I brought you here to show you the world cares about what the fuck we got goin on cause we are the culture. You feel me? Me and you. Where we came from, what we been through, us, me and you. All these kids out here doing what the fuck they do cause they saw what went on with us dawg. So this shit ain’t about me, this shit ain’t about you, this shit about King Von, Doe B, Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, Mo3.”
As both artists continued to capitalize on their legacy during the unforgettable Verzuz battle, the rappers also announced the release of their separate new projects. Rapper Jeezy announced the release of his new album “The Recession 2,” and Gucci Mane announced his new mixtape “Trap God Classics: I Am My Only Competition” which contains all of his classic hits.
The battle concluded on a positive note with both artists performing their 2005 song “So Icy” together. Check out the full Verzuz battle above.