Rappers Raekwon and Ghostface Killah's online battle ended in a tie, and now Swizz and Timbaland have lined up a classic head-to-head between the two veteran acts. They will face each other in the virtual arena on Easter Sunday, April 4.
"Time to SHOUT for the #IsleyBrothers!" the group shared on their Instagram account alongside the Verzuz announcement. The post included a reference to their 1959 debut studio album "Shout!"
"We're just getting started," the official "Verzuz" social media accounts captioned the upcoming line-up with The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire at the top. "We got so much on the way and can't wait to reveal the rest."
Swizz and Timbaland launched the "Verzuz" project, which brings singers and rappers together for online song-for-song battles, a year ago.
The lining up of The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire came just weeks after the surprise acquisition of "Verzuz" by Triller Network. Of it, co-creator Beatz told Billboard, "I don't think there's another company in the world that would let us bring in 43 artists-friends to participate in ownership of a company that's valued at over a billion plus dollars."
The music prodcer husband of Alicia Keys elaborated further, "They came very strong and also with many creatives that are owners in the company already. That was a sign for us of being a perfect fit - and very disruptive."