Round By Round Break Down of the Swizz Beatz vs Timbaland Verzuz Rematch

Back where we first started.  The idea for Verzuz came about from a battle of their catalogs between Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.  Not after a year plus of a successful run, with over 20 battles between some legends, the pair of dynamic producers are returning for another battle of their own.  This time with the full backing of the bells and whistles which they have been able to provide for other artists.  The highly anticipated Swizz Beatz vs Timbaland Verzuz rematch should be legendary, particularly for those that missed the original battle.

The Swizz Beatz vs Timbaland Verzuz comes on the heels of the DMX album release, Exodus, just a month after his passing.  The album is produced almost entirely by Swizz Beatz.  Swizz came into the music with DMX and the Ruff Ryders crew and has produced for some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and R&B, working with anyone you can think of.

Timbaland on the other hand started with Missy Elliott almost exclusively before branching off and creating a name for himself while working with everyone from Jay-z to Justin Timberlake.

Like we have done previously with these Verzuz battles, here’s a round by round break down of the Swizz Beatz vs Timbaland Verzuz battle.

Previous Battles:

Ne-Yo vs. Johnta Austin   |   Mannie Fresh vs. Scott Storch   |   T-Pain vs. Lil Jon   |   Dj Premier vs. RZA   |   Babyface vs. Teddy Riley   |   Jill Scott vs. Erykah Badu   |   Nelly vs. Ludacris   |   Beenie Man vs. Bounty Killer   |   112 vs. Jagged Edge   |   Kirk Franklin vs. Fred Hammond   |   Alicia Keys vs. John Legend   |   Fabolous vs. Jadakiss   |
DMX vs. Snoop Dogg   |    Rick Ross vs. 2 Chainz   |
Brandy vs. Monica   |  Gladys Knight vs Patti LaBelle  |   Gucci Mane vs Jeezy   |
E-40 vs. Too Short   |   Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole   |
D’Angelo & Friends   |   Ghostface Killah vs. Raekwon   |
The Isley Brothers vs. Earth, Wind & Fire   |  Method Man vs. Redman   |
|   Xscape vs. SWV  |

Round 1: Angie Stone – “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” vs. Missy Elliott – “Work It:

Winner: Timbaland


Round 2: Nicki Minaj – “Romans Revenge” vs. Jay-Z – “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”

Winner: Timbaland
Jay-Z – “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”


Round 3: Jay-Z – “Jigga My Nigga” vs. Jay-Z – featuring UGK – “Big Pimpin”

“Big Pimpin'” is the better beat, but “Jigga” is the better song.

Winner: Swizz Beatz
Jay-Z – “Jigga My Nigga”

Round 4: DMX – “Ruff Ryders Anthem” vs.  Aaliyah – “Try Again”

Winner: Swizz Beatz
DMX – “Ruff Ryders Anthem”


Round 5: Ruff Ryders – “WWIII” vs. Memphis Bleek featuring Missy Elliott & Jay-Z – “Is That Your Chick”

Winner: Timbaland
Memphis Bleek featuring Missy Elliott & Jay-Z – “Is That Your Chick”

Round 6: Drag-On featuring Juvenile – “Down Bottom” vs. Jay-Z featuring Amil – “Jigga What, Jigga Who”

Winner: Timbaland
Jay-Z featuring Amil – “Jigga What, Jigga Who”

Round 7: Kanye West featuring Rick Ross & Rihanna – “Famous Remix” vs. Beyonce featuring Jay-z – “Drunk In Love”

Winner: Timbaland
Beyonce featuring Jay-z – “Drunk In Love”

Round 8: Beyonce featuring Jay-Z – “Upgrade U” vs. Beyonce – “Partition”

Winner: Swizz Beatz
Beyonce featuring Jay-Z – “Upgrade U”

Round 9:  Beyonce – “Get Me Bodied” vs. Jay-Z – “Tom Ford”

Winner: Swizz Beatz
Beyonce – “Get Me Bodied”

Round 10: Swizz Beatz featuring Lil Wayne – “It’s Me Bitches” vs. Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland – “Promiscuous Girl” 

Winner:  Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz featuring Lil Wayne – “It’s Me Bitches”

Round 11: T.I. – “Bring Em Out” vs. Ludacris – “The Potion”

Winner:  Swizz Beatz
T.I. – “Bring Em Out”

Round 12:  Cassidy – “I’m A Hustla” vs. Ginuwine – “Pony”

Not compatible, but Pony a Classic!

Winner: Timbaland
Ginuwine – “Pony”

Round 13: Kanye West – “Ultra Light Beam” vs. Aaliyah – “One In A Million”

Winner: Timbaland
Aaliyah – “One In A Million”

Round 14: Eve – “What You Want” vs. Lox – “Ryde or Die Bitch”

Winner:  Swizz Beatz
Eve featuring Nokio – “What You Want”

Round 15:  Nore featuring Nature, Cam’ron & Big Pun – “Banned From TV” vs Rick Ross – “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt”

Winner: Swizz Beatz
Nore featuring Nature, Cam’ron, Big Pun, Jadakiss & Styles P – “Banned From TV”

Round 16: Jay-Z featuring Swizz Beatz – “On To The Next” vs. Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”

Winner: Swizz Beatz
Jay-Z featuring Swizz Beatz – “On To The Next”

Round 17:  Styles P – “I Get High” vs. Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On”

Winner: Timbaland
Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On”

Round 18: Swizz Beatz – “Money In The Bank” vs. Lil Kim featuring Mr. Cheeks – “The Jump Off”

Winner: Timbaland
Lil Kim featuring Mr Cheeks – “The Jump Off”

Round 19: Remy Ma – “It’s Whatever” vs. LL Cool J – “Headsprung” 

Winner: Timbaland
LL Cool J – “Headsprung”

Round 20: DMX – “Party Up (Up In Here)” vs. Kanye West – “Stronger”

Winner: Swizz Beatz
DMX – “Party Up (Up In Here)”

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