Good news for fans of classic southern Hip-Hop.
Bun B has confirmed that a Verzuz battle will be happening with UGK and Eightball and MJG. The two acts helped solidify southern rap in the 1990s; Bun B and his late partner Pimp C came out of Port Arthur, Texas around the same time that the duo of Ball and "G" broke through from the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. On The Donnie Houston Podcast, Bun said the legendary duos would face off.
“I know I’m doing a Verzuz but it’s not Texas-based,” Bun said. “I’m doing Verzuz it’ll be UGK probably against 8Ball and MJG. A real Verzuz, not just ant. Yeah, UGK will represent Texas in Verzuz going up against Orange Mound.”
There's still no set date for the showdown.
“It’s kind of pushed back, everything’s kinda pushed back because of the Ashanti and Keyshia Cole and they’re still trying to find the right times to do a lot of this stuff but I would imagine before the summer,” he said. “We’ve been talking about it since Verzuz started last year.”
“There’s a certain list of criteria they look for when considering you for Verzuz. Luckily, UGK and 8Ball & MJG checked all those boxes for that. Plus we all get along. UGK Ball & G Verzuz is actually gon’ be fun cause we’ve known each other for years, we get along real well. It’s gon’ be interesting to get in there and play the music for the people.”