The most anticipated rematch ‘Verzuz’ Music Battle between songwriters/producers Babyface aka Kenneth Edmond and Teddy Riley broke the internet. The ‘Verzuz’ Music Battle organized by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz quickly surpassed their viewership from Saturday when the music battle was postponed due to technical difficulties from Teddy Riley’s end . Producer Swizz Beatz says they had 3 million people trying to tune in, a new Instagram Live record and instagram event acknowledge that there were technical difficulties.
The singer-producers played their classics from the 1980s and 90s that they either performed or produced, including “Rock Steady” by The Whispers (
produced by Babyface) and Guy’s “I Like”
(produced by Riley).
Babyface even blessed the audience with a live rendition of “When Can I See You.”
Throughout the friendly competition, the legends praised one another.
“You brought New Jack Swing to us all … I’m honored to be in here with you man,” Babyface said referring to the style of music Riley popularized in the 80s and 90s.
“You inspired me,” Riley told Babyface.
“We keep each other on our toes,” Babyface said.