Verzuz Cheat Sheet: Rick Ross x 2 Chainz
On Thursday, August 6, the esteemed Verzuz battle series—which you can watch right here on Apple Music—hosts a pair of MCs who not only have had similar career paths but whose individual talents many have found complementary. Rick Ross and 2 Chainz belong together, and the two veteran artists have taken it upon themselves to collaborate on tracks like “Crib in My Closet,” “Buy Back the Block,” “F*ck Em,” and “Long Way Down.” But the number of instances in which they’ve guested on each other’s songs pales in comparison to the amount of times they’ve appeared together at the behest of others: For starters, there is The Game’s “Ali Bomaye,” Wale’s “Bait,” DJ Khaled’s “Whatever,” and French Montana’s “Marble Floors.” It makes sense—both MCs have long served as ambassadors to their respective territories (Ross’ Miami and 2 Chainz’s Atlanta). Both toiled in the industry for some years before finding their voices (and images as hip-hop style icons). And both can be counted on to give their absolute best in the booth, no matter whose project the final product will appear on. They’ve each got catalogs you could build a house party on, but how will the tunes fare when squared up against each other? For the answer, look no further than the official Rick Ross x 2 Chainz Cheat Sheet playlist, as curated by Apple Music host Lowkey.