Hip-hop is everywhere, even at a boxing match press conference. At the Brooklyn date of the Mayweather Vs. McGregor World Tour, Ruff Ryders stalwart Swizz Beatz quickly took the stage to announce that he was seeking a beat battle with the legendary Timbaland. In his speech, he taunted Virginia beatmaker, and let him know “We can do whatever he want to do”:
While Timbaland wasn’t present, he quickly found out about Swizz’ challenge. He immediately accepted and responded with an announcement of his own, complete with Game Of Thrones theme music:
With the battle squared away, Swizz and Timberland began to go back and forth with beats. Timbaland posted his first:
Swizz responded shortly after from a studio:
From there, they sent each other a few more beats in preparation for the upcoming clash. Swizz had a beat battle with Just Blaze in February, and has been aiming to make these sorts of competitions a regular occurrence, with new producers each time.