Who Won? RZA and DJ Premier Battle on Instagram Live!

AllHipHop Staff

The two Hip-Hop legends went head to head, and only one came on top. But who?


(AllHipHop News) Legendary producers RZA and DJ Premier finally went head to head in their highly-anticipated Instagram battle, thanks to Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's Verzuz series.  

The legendary pair battled on Saturday night, each playing 20 songs from their extensive catalog.

Aside from fans watching and chatting, several celebrities were excitedly tuned in along with upwards of 200,000 rabid fans.

RZA, the leader and creator of the Wu-Tang Clan dropped several hits of songs he’s produced for artists like Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, GZA, Notorious B.I.G. and Kanye West.

DJ Premier also had his tricks up his sleeve with M.O.P. and Gang Starr classics and other songs he’s produced for artists such as Nas, Group Home, Das EFX, Biggie and Jay-Z.


Of course, there can only be one winner, and while the score was close and they were neck and neck. The winner? It depends on who you ask. Some fans say DJ Premier won and many RZA won. 

Two of AllHipHop's editors judged the battle in real time. One had Preem winning and the other had RZA winning. The battle also went over the 20 songs they orginally claimed it would go. By the end of the night, they played a number of lesser-known, emotive songs like "New Day" by Kanye West and Jay-Z. 

The real winner was Hip-Hop. 

Before the battle, Premier made a video on Instagram about being asked to be a part of the battle.

"It'd be fun to do that one. Let's get it. That's The Abbot man, that's The RZArectah," he said. "The instigators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, they're the one that made the call and said would you be down, and I was like I'm down if he is and he said he's down. So, let's have some fun and get this battle cracking."

And that's exactly what the battle was, a fun Hip-Hop moment that will forever go down in history for the fans.

Comments (11)
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DirtySouth47_
DirtySouth47_

That was an awesome dj battle... unfortunately we couldn't get past rzas low audio play initially, but just the idea of having yo be able to interact with two pioneer producers live was pretty dope...I was truly hoping that they would have dug deeper in the crates for more of the hip hop essentials...anyway it thoroughly enjoyed we all won...maybe next time we can see an mc battle #koolgrapvs.raekwon 🤯

MzBabz76
MzBabz76

WAS A GREAT BATTLE THE SUPPORT SHOWN TO ONE ANOTHER AS WELL AS ALL THE HIP HOP AND RNB LEGENDS WATCHING AND COMMENTING AS WELL AND SUPPORTING. THE FANS AND IT WAS REAL HIP HOP WHEN HIP HOP HAD SUBSTANCE LYRICAL AND THE BEATS WENT HARD. WAS DEFINITELY A GREAT BATTLE AND THE REAL WINNER WAS HIP HOP AND THE UNITY IT BRINGS IN A TOME OF KAOS. THANK YOU RZA AND PREMIER.

illseed
illseed

Editor

GREAT BATTLE! Rza won by upset

Milliack
Milliack

What?

ACthePDisElChoppo
ACthePDisElChoppo

You call that a battle? I call it a yesman groupie devil industry pimp and hoe convention... Disgusting all 🎮 no 💘 culture of snake game players playing the industry pimp and hoe game. The yesman groupie fanfare is the worst part of it! These fake battles are not a show for their real fans, it's for their worst enemies aka yesman groupies. Nothing HipHop related about two legends playing played-out hits back forth for their yesman groupies.


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