The Bay Area rap legends acknowledged their longstanding friendship from “BR” — before rap, as 40 puts it — but then went at each other in a tight competition. As with most “Verzuz” battles … the online debate about a winner was fierce.
Too Short played hits like “Freaky Tales,” “Life Is…Too $Hort,” “I’m a Player,” “Buy You Some'” and “Blow the Whistle.”
E-40 brought it with “U and Dat,” “Captain Save A Hoe,” “I Got 5 On It” (Remix), “Yay Area,” and “Hope I Don’t Go Back.”
Both were sipping on drinks throughout the night which, for E-40 at least, meant it was time to do some dancing — hilariously entertaining.
As TMZ first reported … the stage setup featured 2 classic lowrider whips behind each MC, and they also repped for the Bay with street signs for their hometowns of Oakland and Vallejo.
So, the consensus is E-40 hit hard early on in the battle, but Short put together a 2nd half streak of bangers — as for who won overall?
Billboard judged it a tie, but the MCs themselves say the true winner was … the Yay Area. So, exactly the way Short predicted it would play out.