Let’s move forward.
Verzuz has been one of the incredible pandemic-era phenomenon that has resulted in massive resurgence of careers. Numerous legacy artists have found new life through their brand that was founded by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Nowadays, we see the brand is dwindling a bit. They still get the eyeballs, but the classic battles it was originally known have subsided a bit. Busta Rhymes isn’t even asking for it anymore.
I believe there was a potentially incredible battle for the Verzuz, but one of the groups declined. Looking at Onyx all you can think is, those guys should be battling M.O.P. Now, M.O.P. might not be as poppin’ as they used to be, but they are still one of the most important groups in New York City rap history. They were loud, brash, and you did not mess with them in any fashion. The Mash Out Posse! Their biggest hit is “Ante Up,” but hard-core fans know that they are not limited to that one song. In fact “How About Some Hardcore” is one of my favorites. That’s their first song.
Anyway, I don’t know why, but M.O.P. did not want to engage in a versus battle with Onyx. I don’t think it was anything against Onyx, but I just think they didn’t want to do it. I’m not sure how much money was on the line or any of that stuff, but I suppose for some reason or another, they just didn’t wanna do it.
These are the guys that do not do anything for just the money. It could be they are “over” all of this rap stuff, but that may not be the case.
I heard a brand new song from them on Spotify and it was pretty good.
By the way, M.O.P. has worked with a lot of Greats so put some eternal respect on their names! Jay and Dame eventually signed them to The Roc.