It’s official — Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle. According to a tweet posted by series organizers on Tuesday (Oct. 5), the highly anticipated showdown is scheduled for Oct. 17 and will be the second event in a “TrillerVerz” weekend.
“TrillerVerz III Weekend | Brooklyn, NY | October 16-17,” the tweet read. “Tickets on SALE now: http://trillerfightclub.com. OR Watch exclusively on Triller and FITE TV.”
The “TrillerVerz” weekend will kick off on Saturday Oct. 16 with a performance by Jamaican DJ Super Cat at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center starting at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. The following day, hip hop veterans Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will go head-to-head on the very same stage, with the battle beginning at 4 p.m. PST / 7 p.m. EST.
Beverages for the live event will be supplied by Verzuz partner Ciroc and the show is also being co-sponsored by the Barclays Center and upcoming horror TV series, “Chucky.”
As reported by REVOLT, Verzuz co-founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland previously challenged fans to guess who would be featured in the upcoming battle after sharing a flyer for the event with Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One’s silhouettes.
“We got over 16K guesses yesterday on who might be doing the #VERZUZ on Oct 17th, brought to you by the killer new series, #Chucky,” the Instagram post read on Friday (Oct. 1). “Let’s see if we can get a few more guesses… We’ll pick a few entries at random to get a pair of tix!”
Several fans recognized Kane and KRS-One’s shadows in the post and sounded off in the comments.
That’s KRS-1 & Big Daddy Kane!” one person commented, along with multiple head-exploding emojis.
On Tuesday, Kane also shared his own post, excited about the upcoming battle.
“It’s official!!! October 17th at Barclays Center. One time for the Culture!!!” he wrote on Instagram.
See Verzuz’s Twitter announcement about the upcoming event below and purchase tickets here