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Snoop Dogg and DMX to face off in Verzuz’ ‘Battle of the Dogs’

With their agreements inked, Snoop Dogg and DMX are officially set to face off on Verzuz, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz‘s virtual rap battle series. Billed as the “Battle of the Dogs,” the matchup will take place on July 22 and can be streamed on either Verzuz’ Instragram or Apple Music.

Verzuz, which launched earlier in 2020, invites friendly competition among hip-hop industry icons in a combat of catalogs that doubles as a celebration of music. Although previous matches have pitted the likes of RZA against DJ Premier, and even Alicia Keys against John Legend, the upcoming “Battle of the Dogs” is set to be the series’ most anticipated bout yet.

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