“Time to celebrate the queens! OUR FIRST RAP FEMALE VERZUZ,” the official Verzuz Instagram account wrote in the announcement earlier this week.
Both artists, whom Billboard named among the 31 female rappers who changed hip-hop in 2015, have each sent four albums to the top 10 of Billboard‘s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, with Trina’s Still Da Baddest topping the tally in 2008 and three of Eve’s LPs — Let There Be EVE … Ruff Ryders’ First Lady (1999), Scorpion (2001) and Eve-olution (2002) — all going to No. 1.
Co-created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz as a form of socially distanced entertainment in the midst of COVID-19, Verzuz is now in its second season. In recent months, we’ve seen Method Man vs. Redman and D’Angelo & Friends, as well as Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole, Jeezy vs. Gucci Mane, and E-40 vs. Too Short.