Verzuz to ‘celebrate the queens’ with Eve, Trina matchup

The Eve, Trina Verzuz matchup is the first-ever battle between women rappers.

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Verzuz battle contestants Eve (pictured in 2019) and Trina previously collaborated on the Philadelphia native’s album, “Scorpion.”

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Rappers Eve and Trina are slated for the next Verzuz battle at 7 p.m. Wednesday via Instagram, the Triller app and the Fite TV app.

The battle, which is the first matchup between two women rappers, is in partnership with “Friday Night Vibes,” a new TBS weekly movie showcase hosted by actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish.

Eve, then a Philadelphia-based MC, burst onto the scene in 1999 as the “Pitbull in a skirt,” on Ruff Ryders’ Ryde or Die Vol. 1 album with the tracks, “Ryde or Die” and “What Ya Want.” Later that year, she dropped her debut, the RIAA-certified double platinum album, “Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders’ First Lady,” featuring hit singles “Gotta Man,” and “Love is Blind,” a song discussing domestic violence. 

She followed up her debut with “Scorpion,” the platinum-certified RIAA album featuring stand-out tracks “Who’s That Girl?,” “Gangsta B- - - - - s,” featuring Chicago native Da Brat and fellow Verzuz battle contestant Trina, and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” with No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani. 

Miami-based rapper Trina debuted on the hit Trick Daddy single, “Nann.” In 2000, she released “Da Baddest B---,” a RIAA-certified gold album that stayed on the  Billboard 200 chart for 29 weeks. She followed up her first album with a string of albums including “Glamorest Life,” which includes “Here We Go,” a gold single with Kelly Rowland. 

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In 2000, Miami-based rapper Trina released “Da Baddest B---,” a RIAA-certified gold album.

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Krista Hayes, executive producer and on-air talent with “The Ed Lover Morning Show “on WBMX (104.3-FM), says having Eve and Trina at the center of the next Verzuz battle is a win for the culture.

“Finally! Two women rappers who moved the culture in their own respective lanes,” said Hayes. “Two different sounds. Two different successes, but one thing they have in common: both women have bars.”

Upcoming Verzuz battles include a June 26 edition with Bow Wow and Soulja Boy, and a yet-to-be-announced July 1 battle sponsored by Essence, the African American women lifestyle magazine.

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