Billboard Verzuz Cover
Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, Dancehall artist weren’t on the Billboard cover for the Verzuz Cover. Now the Billboards are getting so much hate and criticism from many Jamaican fans. The did not include Dancehall Heavyweights Beenie Man and Bounty Killer in the cover for a story about the “Verzuz Effect.”
The situation had gotten to the point where Verzuz and the Dance Hall Veterans got into it. They joined the fans on socials Twitter and Instagram in calling out the Billboards.
Timberland and Swizz Beats are the two who began the Verzuz Series in March. They provided a platform for musical artists from a range of a different variety of genres to battle hit for hit online.
On May 23rd was when the two artists had a battle that changed the series forever. This battle has given the series a humongous boost being they are both in the same area.
Their Battle had topped poll which was originally set up by the Billboards in May. People were ordered to vote for their favorite battle. With 45% of the votes, the Dancehall battle had won.
The cover story does show how Beenie Man and Bounty Killers battle did boost the series. They said, “the soundclash, a reggae/dancehall tradition of live musical head-to-head competition that goes back to the 1950s, was an early precursor to the Verzuz format.”
The article explains how Verzuz became iconic. They also explained how it gave the ability to “Spark New Interest” for Black musical artists.
The Verzuz co-founder says “this would not have been possible without Beenie Man & Bounty Killer, who set a big tone for our audience and represented for Jamaica.”
The #Verzuz Effect: Why iconic artists — and Apple — are betting big on battles.
— billboard (@billboard) August 10, 2020
Beats and Verzuz have thanked them for the future but remade it with Beenie Man and Bounty Killed and here is the finished product.
To our fans: While we are honored that #Verzuz made the cover of Billboard, this would not have been possible without Beenie Man & Bounty Killer, who set a big tone for our audience and represented for Jamaica 🇯🇲 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/JUowlQKKIQ
— Verzuz (@verzuzonline) August 10, 2020