Dipset and The LOX Will Face Off in 'Verzuz' Battle

'Verzuz' announced on Wednesday that legendary hip-hop outfits Dipset and The LOX will face off in a battle next month at Madison Square Garden.


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Verzuz announced on Wednesday that Dipset and The LOX will face off in a battle next month at Madison Square Garden.

The two legendary New York hip-hop outfits will go toe-to-toe on Aug. 3, with the event livestreamed as well as available to view live in person at MSG. Presumably that means all parties involved (Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Freekey Zeekey, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch) will be hitting the stage together in just under three weeks. The battle follows Keith Sweat vs. Bobby Brown earlier this month, and the much-talked about matchup between Bow Wow and Soulja Boy in June.

Details regarding ticket prices for in-person attendance of the battle has yet to be announced, but tickets are expected to go on sale soon. 

Both the LOX and Dipset have been mentioned as suggestions for Verzuz events in the past, with some wanting to see Dipset go against fellow New York rappers G-Unit. Jim Jones, however, didn’t think such a battle would be possible. "People would love to see Dipset vs. G-Unit, but I doubt that would happen," said Jim Jones in appearance on Joe Budden’s podcast last year. "There's no camaraderie."

Instead, he suggested to Budden that the LOX would make for a better matchup. “Dipset and The LOX, a lot of camaraderie, a lot of good energy, a lot of energy to bounce off each other,” he explained. “Cam, Jadakiss, and Styles P literally started the same year to get into this game off of freestyles and things like that. We represent the uptown part of New York City. We represent the culture for New York City. We’ve been pillars in this industry for the past 20 some odd years along with the whole Ruff Ryders enterprise. I think would be more suitable."

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