Two titans of rhythm and blues are going to battle it out in the next Verzuz event: Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat.
The popular competition series originated during the coronavirus pandemic as millions of Americans hunkered down in their homes during quarantine.
Creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland provided hours of entertainment as Black producers and, eventually, artists battled, each playing 20 of their best songs, with social media and pundits ultimately declaring a winner.
On Thursday, July 1, as part of the Essence Festival of Culture, old-school favorites Sweat, who turns 60 on July 22, and Brown, 52, will take the stage against each other.
Most recently, millennial rappers Soulja Boy and Bow Wow participated in a Verzuz matchup this past weekend.