Rappers Gucci Mane and Jeezy defeated all odds and broke new information for the web music streaming collection on Thursday (Nov. 19) within the season two kickoff of Verzuz.
Swizz Beatz, co-creator of Verzuz, shared the record-breaking numbers in an Instagram publish Saturday (Nov. 21), writing that the Atlanta rappers broke an “all-time livestream viewership report,” with 9.1 million individuals who tuned into the “legendary showdown.”
Swizz additionally famous that viewership from Verzuz battles this 12 months have sky-rocketed rankings over the MTV VMA’s, NBC’s The Voice, the Billboard Awards, the CMA’s, the Latin Grammy’s, Dancing With The Stars or the Masked Singer, “respectively on any given night time for these primetime exhibits this 12 months.”
“[O]ur tradition has made us the highest present on this planet for music exterior of The Grammy’s,” he writes within the publish.
Verzuz was the #1 trending subject throughout the night time of the battle and was additionally the best tweeted Verzuz battle ever, Swizz studies with greater than 1.6 million tweets within the nation and greater than 3.2 million tweets globally.
The Verzuz battle itself got here with some tense moments as Gucci performed a number of diss tracks in direction of Jeezy, together with “The Fact,” which made references to Pookie Loc’s demise, a rapper and member of Jeezy’s crew who was shot and killed in 2005 reportedly by Gucci. He was acquitted in early 2006 claiming self-defense.
Gucci, nevertheless, rapped his means via a few of his fan faves together with, “Lemonade;” “745;” “I Get the Bag,” that includes Migos; and “Wasted,” that includes Plies.
Jeezy maintained his composure throughout the battle, taking part in a number of of his iconic songs together with “Soul Survivor;” “Jeezy the Snowman;” “Put On,” that includes Kanye West; and “Misplaced My Thoughts,” that includes Plies.
Regardless of the stress, Jeezy made it clear that he wished to do the efficiency for the tradition. The pair closed out the night time with their collaborative hit, “So Icy.”
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