Ghostface Killah and Raekwon are set to take each other on in a Verzuz battle later this month.
The Wu-Tang Clan rappers are the latest musicians to sign up to Swizz Beatz and Timbaland‘s online streaming series, which sees two artists going head-to-head as they play songs from their respective back catalogues in a bid to win over the watching audience.
Swizz Beatz and Timbaland confirmed the Ghostface and Raekwon battle following D’Angelo’s solo Verzuz slot on February 27.
“Wu vs. Wu. Raekwon vs. Ghostface Killah,” Swizz said during an Instagram Live with Timbaland. You can watch the pair announce the battle at the 10-minute mark in the below clip.
A date has now been set for Raekwon and Ghostface’s Verzuz battle, with the pair set to face off on March 20. The battle will stream on the Triller app.
Ghostface and Raekwon signing up to the Verzuz series follows on from RZA‘s past involvement. Back in April 2020 – soon after the series launched – RZA took on the acclaimed producer DJ Premier.
A Verzuz spokesperson has also confirmed that Swizz Beatz and Timbaland will be doing battle again to mark the series’ one-year anniversary later this month (via Billboard).
Back in August, Raekwon confirmed that he is planning to release the third and final instalment of the ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ album trilogy later this year.
The original ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ album was released on August 1, 1995 and celebrated its 25th anniversary last summer. ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II’ followed in 2009.