Two legendary rap groups from the South, namely 8Ball & MJG and UGK, faced off in Verzuz’s Last Stand which took place in Atlanta on Thursday, May 26. The showdown took place with hundreds of people as rappers from both groups took to the stage with their best bangers. UGK’s Bun B spit out his best singles as fans on Twitter mourned another half of the duo Chad Mathew Lamont Butler aka Pimp C. The latter died in 2007.
Hip-hop fans thoroughly enjoyed the battle between the two iconic groups, but were unnerved by the cold response from the Live crowd. Many on Twitter said Verzuz should have taken place in a different city than Atlanta. Speaking of Battle of Verzuz, co-founders Timbaland and Swizz Beatz began the epic showdowns in March 2020 where we saw hip-hop legends like Monica and Brandy, Snoop Dogg and the late DMX, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Nelly and Ludacris, Method Man and Redman and Alicia Keys and John Legend, among others, prepare for the showdown.
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Who won between UGK and 8Ball & MJG?
UGK (Underground Kingz) released a total of six albums from 1992 to 2009 while 8Ball & MJG released eight albums from 1993 to 2010. UGK’s Bun B dropped solo projects after the unfortunate passing of Pimp C in 2007. Speaking of the latest Verzuz, UGK’s Bun B killed his live performance with singles like ‘Tell Me Something Good’, ‘Pocket Full of Stones’, ‘Choppin’ Blades’, ‘Front, Back, Side to Side’, ‘Wood Wheel’ and ‘Hi Life’ among a few others.
8Ball & MJG, on the other hand, came well prepared for their battle with the help of their impressive catalog which included ‘9 Little Milimeta Boys’, Comin’ Out Hard, ‘We Started This’, ‘Just Like Candy’, ‘Forever’ and ‘Paid Dues’ among a few others. To help both rap groups, rappers like Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, David Banner, Jazzy Phae, and Twista showed up on stage, which also became one of the highlights of Verzuz’s latest battle. Speaking of winners, Verzuz never announces a real winner and the public decides who got it better. The Verzuz showdown was live on its official Veruz TV Instagram page at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. Fans also have the opportunity to catch all the action on the Triller app and Fit TV.
“The crowd was 100% garbage”
Social media users certainly enjoyed the battle between two southern rap groups, but were left disappointed by the crowds at the venue. “This 8ballMJG Verzuz UGK was perfect. They did all the leads I was hoping for. The release of Twista, Banner, Big Boi and Jazzy Fay was a great surprise. @verzuzonline RIP Pimp C,” one user said as another chimed in, “The chemistry between UGK and 8Ball & MJG is amazing. Sincere adult man shit. They scramble! I so wish Pimp C was on that stage with Bun B. But we feel it.
One user posted: “Respect to UGK and Eightball and MJG for giving us 30 years of success and memories.” Meanwhile, another person tweeted, “The way this week was going, this 8ball & MJG vs UGK was just what I needed to give me a break.” Another said: “This 8Ball MJG against UGK verzuz was solid. I couldn’t imagine if Pimp C was still around it would have been the most entertaining 2 hours ever. Verzuz the best thing to come out of the Pandemic. One user posted, “If no one else says it, I will. Atlanta didn’t do Verzuz justice between UGK and 8Ball & MJG. The crowd was 100% garbage besides @chicobean. And, one of them said, “The mob in the ATL ruined the 8Ball and MJG Verzuz UGK battle.” Another said, “Lowkey disappointed the crowd was so boring,” as one individual concluded, “That Verzuz crowd must have been awful. Everyone is talking about it.”
This 8ballMJG Verzuz UGK was flawless.🔥🔥🔥 They did all the leads I hoped for. The release of Twista, Banner, Big Boi and Jazzy Fay was a great surprise💪 lol @verzuzonline RIP Pimp C🙏
— DTCNoFsGiven (@DTHECHEMIST) May 27, 2022
The chemistry between UGK and 8Ball & MJG is amazing. Sincere adult man shit. They scramble! 🔥 I so wish Pimp C was on that stage with Bun B. But we can feel it. 💕 #Verzuz
— Evelyn (@Soulful_Eve) May 27, 2022
Respect to UGK and Eightball and MJG for giving us 30 years of success and memories. #VERZUZ
– Grateful for what I got (@Oclark38) May 27, 2022
At this week’s pace, this 8ball & MJG vs UGK was just what I needed to give me a break. #VERZUZ
— cincygirlstyle (@The1HeLetGetAwy) May 27, 2022
This 8Ball MJG against UGK verzuz was solid. I couldn’t imagine if Pimp C was still around it would have been the most entertaining 2 hours ever. Verzuz the best thing to get out of the Pandemic 🔥
— NāVônn (@VinoVonn) May 27, 2022
If no one else says it, I will. Atlanta didn’t do Verzuz justice between UGK and 8Ball & MJG. 🤷🏾♂️ The crowd was 100% garbage and more @chicoBean
— Mr. Slowjam himself (@DrewURattenchun) May 27, 2022
The mob in the ATL ruined the battle 8Ball and MJG Verzuz UGK
— YungBodyOldSoul (@PaulyGraphic) May 27, 2022
lowkey disappointed that the crowds are so boring. #VERZUZ
“Betty Boop’s niece.” (@itskyabitch) May 27, 2022
This crowd of verzuz must have been horrible. Everyone talks about them
– ”I deal in space meme” (@oneandonlyJayL) May 27, 2022