This was the most New Yorkingest VERZUZ of all time. Way more than Redman and Method Man’s session.
Two of New York hip hop’s most influential factions – The LOX and The Diplomats – set things off at The World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, for their session tonight (August 3). All throwback jokes aside, the event was a nostalgic trip down memory lane as the Harlem and Yonkers crews respectively showed off their dense catalogs.
Yeah, I’m not gonna lie… The Dips got mollywhopped in this one. I normally don’t look at these events as a “competition,” but Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P absolutely owned the night with a combination of a commanding stage presence, professionalism, and slick talk throughout. The entire night was a clusterf*ck, and the energy between the factions were volatile as all hell. However, the song selection from both – scattered as it was at times – made up for the issues.
Revisit the chaos and all its glory through the playlists below.