(CNN)The next edition of Verzuz is one the hip-hop world has been awaiting for years.
Atlanta juggernauts Gucci Mane and Jeezy will go head-to-head in a battle of hits on Instagram Live and Apple Music on Thursday.
IT’S OFFICIAL ‼️ Welcome to #VERZUZ season 2. 💥 GUCCI MANE VS JEEZYThursday, November 19th, 5PM PT / 8PM ET. Watch on our IG or in HD on @AppleMusic.Drinks by @Ciroc🔥 @NTWRKLIVE pic.twitter.com/yJtaBj3rbK
— Verzuz (@verzuzonline) November 15, 2020 The battle is a big deal because of the history between the two rappers, who have been involved in an ongoing feud dating back 15 years. The feud has included countless diss records, fights between the two rappers’ entourages and even a murder charge against Gucci, of which he was acquitted in 2006. Originally, Jeezy and fellow Atlanta rapper TI were supposed to be featured on the Verzuz after Gucci declined Jeezy’s request, according to Billboard. Read More”Stop asking me about doing a @verzuzonline battle unless they got a million dollars they scared of Wop. #GuccimaneVsWhoever,” Gucci tweeted on October 29. However, three weeks later, there appeared to be a change of heart. “Tell buddy get ready,” Gucci tweeted on Saturday. “Nov 19 TrapGod vs SnoCone.” TI didn’t seem to have any hard feelings about being replaced. “Now THIS … Is what the people wants to see!!” he posted on Instagram Sunday.The upcoming battle on Instagram is part of an ongoing series by producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. It initially launched as a way to entertain fans during quarantine, and has since become a cultural phenomenon on social media.Previous battles have featured singers Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, Brandy and Monica, as well as rappers Nelly and Ludacris.