Editors' Notes Memorial Day weekend in the US has traditionally served as an unofficial kickoff of the summer season, but the second matchup of the Verzuz holiday extravaganza feels more like Valentine’s Day. Just days after dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man rained fire tunes upon us, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz deliver two of contemporary R&B’s most influential guy groups, 112 and Jagged Edge. There are probably more similarities than differences here, as both hail from Atlanta, both broke out in the mid-’90s, both have the ability to make us dance as hard as we sing—in the shower, mostly—and both were masterminded by two of the most important executives in black music history. Could this be the precursor to the Jermaine Dupri and Puff Daddy face-off? Who knows, but you can get familiar with a pair of hit-stacked catalogues with this 112 and Jagged Edge Cheat Sheet playlist, curated by Apple Music host Lowkey.

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