Now ya’ll know we love a good moment in hip-hop, and a year ago today The Lox faced off against Dipset in a Verzuz battle that became the talk of social media for weeks. With a full year going by, social media is celebrating what they call one of the best Verzuz battles to ever take place.
Last year, The Lox and Dipset had Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater packed wall-to-wall, as fans from all over came out to see two of hip-hop’s most iconic groups put on for New York City.
Now ya’ll know, at the end of every battle, people always have their preference on who they think walked away with the winning title. However, based on the reactions from a year ago, and even to this day, many fans continue to crown The Lox as the winners of that historic night.
It’s was this day last year that Jadakiss and the LOX hit the Thanos snap on Dipset during Verzuz. pic.twitter.com/FRIgdpCw2W
— Malcolm From The North (@MFTNBeats) August 3, 2022
Happy 1 Year Anniversary to arguably the greatest and most Iconic whipping in Hip Hop history, The Lox vs Dipset, got these niggas scared to come outside #VERZUZ
— Madd Slander (@madd_slander) August 3, 2022
The Lox Vs Dipset was clearly the best Verzuz & was talked about WAY longer than the others. Other artists even tried to shit talk opponents like them afterwards, but failed miserably
— Jay In 88 (@Jayin1988) August 3, 2022
1 year ago today The LOX & Dipset Verzuz took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. pic.twitter.com/1o15THk2gT
— According 2 Hip Hop (@A2HHTheGame) August 3, 2022
After that night, The Lox spoke with GQ Magazine about the battle, and when asked why did they think their battle was one of the most talked about battles, Styles P said,
“I believe it was the energy, where both groups come from, what we represent, and when we came into the game. We’re from the same era, but we represent two different things. It was a battle for the city and nobody’s been outside for an event. Then it’s at Madison Square Garden, for all the chips. To say something is for the title of New York, and then have athletes and other artists chime in on it. Young people started doing their homework and looking things up.”
Sheek Louch also said,
“There were so many components to it, from the lead-up, to Styles and Jim going at it all crazy—which was mad entertaining because you didn’t know if one of them was going to snap. Even me and Kiss standing there not saying anything—’What’s on their minds? Where are they at with it?’—and both groups are New York, 100 percent.”
Another classic moment that was a result due to the battle was Fat Joe’s commentary as he reviewed the battle on his Instagram.
Roommates, what was your favorite moment from this memorable battle?
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