UGK & 8Ball & MJG ‘VERZUZ’ Celebrated Southern Rap

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On Thursday, UGK and 8Ball & MJG faced off on VERZUZ in Atlanta, where Big Boi, Jazze Pha, Twista, David Banner and more also appeared.

Thursday VERZUZ was a celebration of southern rap between headliners UGB and 8Ball & MJG. UGK’s Bun B and 8 Ball & MGK took the stage in Atlanta for ten rounds, where special guests appeared to perform alongside the two acts, including Big Boi, David Banner, Twista, Jazze Pha and sleepy brown. Christian Butler, daughter of fire Pimp C of the UGK also made an appearance to thank the crowd.

Before performing, Bun B paid tribute to Pimp C, who died in December 2007, just months after the release of their fifth album. underground king. Next, Bun B asked the crowd to hold a minute’s silence for the victims of the recent shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, less than a six-hour drive from Bun B’s hometown of Port Arthur.

“Before we begin, [DJ Greg] Street, if that’s okay with you, I wanted to take a moment of silence,” Bun told the crowd. “21 seconds of silence to honor the 21 victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. If you are wearing a hat, I ask that you take your hat off.

The battle started by tossing a coin, where UGK won and decided to go second. 8Ball and MJG opened with their 1993 track “9 Little Milimeta Boys” while UGK responded with their 1992 single “Tell Me Something Good”.

The chemistry between 8Ball and MJG was genuine as they scoured their legendary catalog including “Tell The DJ Bring It Back”, “Sho Nuff”, “My Homeboy’s Girlfriend”, “Middle of the Night Remix” and more. Bun B established himself as one half of UGK with their classic collaboration JAY-Z “Big Pimpin”, “Let Me See It”, “Knocking Doors Down”, “One Day” and “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” among others.

Watch a recap of last night’s battle here.

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