It’s a hit-for-hit battle for the ages!
The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire are set to face off on #VERZUZ in what may be its most epic showdown of classics yet.
As reported here, #VERZUZ creators – Swizz Beatz and Timbaland – took to social media to send fans into a frenzy with the announcement of the platform’s entire Spring lineup – which includes a rematch, a Mother’s Day special, a Memorial Day special, and more.
While the combatants in the aforemetioned duels are shrouded in mystery (as of time of this report), what’s no secret is what acts will be first to show off their hits on #VERZUZ this season.
April 4 will bring with it a bout of legendary R&B classics as delivered by The Isley Brothers vs. Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF).
The former – with hits spanning across 7 decades – are Soul pioneers who have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, won 4 GRAMMYs (to date), sold over 18 million records in the United States alone, and are responsible for the memorable hits ‘Footsteps in the Dark,’ ‘Between the Sheets,’ ‘Shout,’ ‘Contagious,’ and ‘For the Love of You.’
Meanwhile, the latter – with work spanning across 6 decades – is among the most celebrated groups of all-time. Praised for their masterful fusion of Soul, R&B, funk, Latin, Pop, Disco, and other genres, EWF has won 6 GRAMMYs (to date), been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, sold over 90 million records worldwide, and is responsible for the hits ‘After the Love Has Gone,’ ‘Reasons,’ ‘Boogie Wonderland,’ ‘Shining Star,’ ‘September,‘ and more.
The matchup will be the first of #VERZUZ on its new Triller home. Click here to read about that recent transition from Instagram.