Last Friday Night, the hip hop community stayed past it bedtime to watch two goats of production, Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz, battle it out in the Battle of Beats over Instagram Live. Swizz hit the GTA codes towards the end in the next video playing an unreleased Hov, Nas, Jadakiss and DMX record.
To note: Just Blaze did mention on Twitter there were over 3 hours of footage but we’re gonna roll with the best quality clip we can find from Hot 97.
Highlights from the night:
0:00 – 23:11: Warm Ups/Jamming
23:11 – 25:36: Ebro sets the rules, Primarily chopping elements of their hits
26:00: Battle Starts
1:33:05: Busta Rhymes makes a guest appearance
Battle continues after
Swizz wasn’t playing fair, these guys need to give clearance or drop this song before summer starts.
Personally, while I feel Just was more creative with his samples, introducing the originals and using creative techniques to play them in patterns, Swizz had more “turnt up” type hits in his catalog that got the better reaction.
Still, salty Swizz cheated with that unreleased Jay record (lol). Just Blaze will forever be my favorite, though.
A great weekend for hip hop.