“Attention, attention, attention … It’s official. We doing this for the culture,” Timbaland said in an Instagram video. “Me and Swizzy gon’ go at it 10:00, baby. IG Live. I done have the red blood in me. It’s gonna be a good one.”
“Tell Timbo I’m getting the wine ready for the zone like he asked 🍷,” Swizz responded.
The battle was split into rounds. In the first, both superstar producers played some of their most well-known beats; in the second, they played never-before-heard beats.
“Just zones you never heard … the zones, zones, zones,” Swizz explained on Instagram Live before things began.
The two men appeared on a split screen for the battle. At one point, Swizz moved from his house to his car for a better Wi-Fi connection.
Afterward, some said Swizz was the victor, while others named Timbaland and some couldn’t call it either way.
“This is dope 💜,” someone wrote about the battle on Instagram.
“Swizzy ate him,” another stated.
“Timbo all DAY!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾 #legendary,” read a third comment.
“This hard 💙,” wrote a fourth.
Timbaland and Swizz also battled each other in 2018 at Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert.