Hip-Hop heads have been lit on Instagram and Twitter when discussing the Verzuz producer battles but the one battle that even the creator of the event wants is Kanye West vs. Pharrell.
Ebro Darden of Hot 97 in New York jumped on Twitter to cast his ballot for Pharrell over Kanye if the battle was to ever happen. ” Pharrell would destroy Kanye,” Ebro posted on Twitter. ” Pharrell has NORE, Busta, Beyonce, Clipse, Timberlake, NERD, Britney Spears… I can’t believe I’m even explaining this.”
Ebro added that Kanye’s archive consists of mostly Kanye West music along with other beats that were co-produced. The Beats 1 host cited Mike Dean, Kid Cudi, and Travis Scott as co-producers Kanye needed.
Of course, Pharrell came up as half of The Neptunes, the other half being Chad Hugo who co-produced with Pharrell.
Kanye really got his start as a key producer for Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella in the early 2000’s before his own career took off. Not including his own G.O.O.D. Music artists, Ye’s production catalog includes Twista, Keyshia Cole, Lil Wayne and more.
Timbaland as one of the creatives behind the Instagram live producer battles posted on social media about the idea of a Pharrell vs Kanye situation but there is nothing officially in the works as far as we know.
RZA and DJ Premier went head to head on Saturday night in a battle of the legends. Ebro scored it 11-10 in DJ Premier’s favor.