A dogfight is going down tonight.
Ahead of their battle Wednesday night (July 22), both rappers took to social media to tease their fans on what to expect from their matchup. Snoop made a series of throwback posts on Instagram hearkening back to his Doggystyle days, promising fans “U will get snoop doggy dogg tonight.” In a separate post, the West Coast rap icon posted a video of himself tending to a gaggle of pitbulls in his personal dog kennel.
DMX’s voice is hilariously juxtaposed over one of the dog’s barking, prompting Snopp to blurt out, “Whatcha say?” The Doggather then exits the kennel but not before he reminds everyone “it’s about to be a dogfight” before the clip cuts to a snippet of DMX’s “What’s My Name” music video. In the post’s caption, Snoop teasingly added, “Who u got?”
Over on his own personal page, DMX shared a highlight reel of some of the two cultural icons' biggest hits, writing, “24 hours till the DOGS ARE OUT!!!!!”
Snoop Dogg and DMX will be the first pair to duel following Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s newly-announced exclusive partnership with Apple Music. Snoop even plugged a reminder for how fans can watch the battle on Apple TV along with corresponding time zones. The battles will now be simulcast live on Apple Music and Beats 1 for free at the same time as they are livestreaming on the Verzuz’ Instagram Live channel, and will be available for on-demand streaming immediately afterwards.
Be sure to tune into the official Verzuz Instagram account to catch Snoop Dogg and DMX tonight at 5 PM PT/ 8 PM ET here.
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