For many 4/20 is a joy-filled holiday that offers you time to sit with your thoughts, weed and the company of friends and family. Unfortunately, this year, the day was met with the Derek Chauvin verdict which added an eerie feeling to the celebratory moments that 4/20 often is marked by. Chauvin was found guilty of all charges related to George Floyd‘s death.
Since another installment of Verzuz was already scheduled for later that evening, hip-hop fans centered their thoughts, feelings, and attention on the match-up between Redman and Method Man. Rather than the typical battle style that Verzuz has become known for, the evening took the concert approach.
From the very beginning, it was clear that both artists have a high level of respect for one another and the music they’ve both been creating over the past three decades. DJ Scratch was also the center of attention as he narrated the momentous occasion. The duo shouted out Def Jam before they delved into their classics and well-known cuts.