The Twitterverse went crazy earlier this month after it learned that legendary music producer Teddy Riley announced he and production counterpart Babyface would go head-to-head in an Instagram Live beat battle.
The battle was originally scheduled for earlier this month, however it was postponed due to Babyface and his family contracting COVID-19. Not that he’s clear of the disease, it’s go time.
Tonight’s the night, and music fans of all ages are excited for what’s been billed as a “Celebration of Black Music Excellence.” The catalog between the two icons span three decades and following the massive success of last weekend’s battle between RZA and DJ Premier, the anticipation has only been building.
See what people are saying in anticipation below.
Pulling up to Babyface vs. Teddy Riley tonight like pic.twitter.com/lXmBqWTgT9— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 18, 2020
Me and my niggas in the comments of the Teddy & Babyface battle pic.twitter.com/qlmWEfqDBA— CHASE. (@ChaseNCashe) April 19, 2020
Edible kicked in right before babyface vs teddy riley. It’s the little things— Donwill (@donwill) April 19, 2020
Alright all you cool cats and kittens!! My fellow aunties and uncs!! All the sugar daddies, sugar mommas, playas, pimps, and pimpettes!! It’s almost time for the quarantine battle of the century: Teddy Riley vs Babyface!! Y’all ready??!! pic.twitter.com/LSuDo75ZL6— DJ Heat (@DJHeatDC) April 19, 2020
Tonight is gonna be a musical lesson. I really hope both Babyface and Teddy go into their bag.— Rob Markman 💭 (@RobMarkman) April 18, 2020
The battle begins at 9 pm EST on each’s Instagram Live. Peep it when it begins here.
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