A battle of beats will soon commence. Not just any battle of beats, but a contest between two iconic producers and hit-makers—Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.

It all began at the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press conference in Brooklyn, where Swizz Beatz took to the stage and challenged Timbaland to a beat battle. Swizz also called out the mega-producer for talking shit. 

Timbaland responded soon after with a message posted to Instagram. With the theme music of Game of Thrones playing in the background, he accepted. "You have woken up the king," he said. 


Timbaland vs. @therealswizzz #challenge #accepted 👑 I'm #wit#da#smoke 💨

A post shared by Timbo the King (@timbaland) on Jul 14, 2017 at 12:05pm PDT

Fans are, understandably, getting excited for the showdown. 

This latest face-off is an outgrowth of Swizz's previous high profile beat battles with other super-producers. Earlier this year Swizzy battled Just Blaze, after which a Timbaland/Pharrell contest was rumored. And of course, back in 2007 Swizz battled Kanye West at Summer Jam. 

There has not been a date or location set yet for the Timbo/Swizz battle. Make sure to check back regularly for more information as it becomes available.