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The COVID-19 pandemic has us all feeling a way. It’s safe to say that we all miss the way things were before the entire world shut down. But just like with most things in life, there was some good that came out of the “bad”. Before we were all quarantined and forced so practice social distancing, we weren’t very social with each other.

Sure, we’d hit up our friends and family via group chat, but how many times have you heard someone say “I don’t like talking on the phone.” Now more than ever, we want to spend time with the people we love and care about. It’s almost as if the idea that we can’t have it makes us want it more.

On the bright side of the quarantine life, we’ve come together as a culture and community using the one media that always tends to spread the message of love as far as possible: music. DJ DNICE’s Instagram Live Couch party was such a major success, it not only caused other Dj’s hop on the fun wave, but legendary producers like Swizz Beatz and Timbaland remixed the concept by having Round 2 of their highly anticipated battle of the beats. I think I speak for many of us when i say that it was just what the culture needed at a time like this. 


Once Timbaland got in his Aaliyah bag, it was almost no stopping him.

But it only amped Swizz up to prove that he’s the king of the streets.

Both Timb and Swizz have worked closely with Beyonce and Jay-Z over the years. So when it came time to pull those tracks out, that’s when ish got real. 


They even gave us a few laughs in between the music. 


Here’s the entire tracklist of songs played in the battle:


But who do you think took the W?


Both Timb and Swizz are LEGENDARY in our eyes. So we’ll go with what @CraigSJ said. Hov and Beyonce won the battle. 






LEGENDARY: Swizz Beatz And Timbaland Had A Quarantine-Style Battle Of The Beats On IG Live — Here’s Who Won  was originally published on