Fabolous (L) and Jadakiss perform at Terminal 5
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Legendary New York lyricists Jadakiss and Fabolous will go head-to-head in the next installment of the wildly popular Instagram Live battle series, Verzuz.

Swizz Beatz broke the news on Instagram yesterday, confirming that the battle is set to go down this coming Monday.

Fans have been asking Fabolous to do a Verzuz battle for months now. In an interview with the Breakfast Club in April, the Brooklyn rapper revealed he was open to the idea, but said it was up to the fans, or Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, to decide who he should battle. “In a fun way, I think it would be cool […] One thing with the battles, I think it needs to be an even playing field of the two people battling.”

It’s definitely an even playing field with these two. The New York MCs have collaborated several times, including their 2017 joint album, Friday on Elm Street. In their respective solo careers, Fabolous and Jadakiss have spent the last two decades building a discography full of recognizable hip-hop classics.

Tune in to the Verzuz battle on Monday at 8 PM ET via the official Verzuz Instagram Live or Apple Music.

Until then, check out some hyped fan reactions below.

Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer