Back in February, D’Angelo hit the stage at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem for a special Verzuz event. Rather than going up against another artist, D’Angelo performed songs and brought out guests H.E.R., Keyon Harrold, Redman, and Wu-Tang’s Method Man.
“This is something we’re doing for culture,” RZA told Complex of Verzuz prior to his battle with Premier taking place. “People could take it as a fight, a battle, whatever they want, but it’s more about us celebrating the culture of hip-hop. I’m a big fan of DJ Premier.”
In other Verzuz news, the popular series was acquired by Triller Network earlier this month. Swizz and Timbaland were also named brand visionaries as part of the deal.
“This is a momentous occasion not only for Verzuz and Triller but the music business as a whole,” Swizz and Timbaland said in a statement released at the time the deal was announced. “By putting Verzuz in the Triller Network ecosystem and expanding the Verzuz brand to be side by side with the powerful Triller app, we will be able to continue to grow and evolve the music business as a whole, as we have been doing. ”