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UGK Set to Face 8Ball & MJG in “VERZUZ” Battle on Memorial Day

UGK to go Head-to-Head with 8BALL & MJG in next verzuz battle.

Verzuz Books Southern Showdown: 8Ball & MJG Vs. UGK In Atlanta

It’s going down this Thursday.

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have announced the next Verzuz face-off on Monday (May 23), which boasts two Southern rap heavyweights. According to an Instagram post from Verzuz, UGK (Underground Kingz) and 8Ball & MJG will go head-to-head on Thursday (May 26) in Atlanta just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The groups will square up at 8 p.m. on Thursday for the latest installment in a series of legendary face-offs and is available to watch on Triller and all of Verzuz social media accounts including Instagram.

This battle has been long teased. Bun confirmed the news way back in January 2021 when he appeared on the Donnie Houston Podcast. “I know I’m doing a Verzuz, but it’s not Texas-based,” he said. “I’m doing Verzuz. It’ll be UGK probably against 8Ball & MJG. … Yeah, UGK will represent Texas in Verzuz going up against [neighborhood] North Mound.”

Even before that, in May of 2020, Bun said Timbaland and Swizz Beatz were open to the match-up, but were interested in seeing “that the people want it,” so he urged his Instagram followers to spread the word and make their voices heard. Last October, in an interview with B High ATL, Bun said the offer for the Verzuz was “still on the table” and would likely “do numbers,” but he seemed concerned people may tune in for the wrong reasons.

“I think it would be a good one, but I think you gotta understand…a lot of people tuned to Jeezy and Gucci Mane[’s Verzuz] for the wrong reasons,” he said. “It was a lot of suspect shit being said, because people were expecting a fight. They really thought something was gonna happen that day. … Both of them walked in as they man they was, and they both walked out the man they was.”

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