We still don’t know exactly what to expect from the D’Angelo vs. Friends Verzuz event on Saturday night — but we know we need to watch.
The event, coming live from Harlem’s Apollo Theater, was announced on Feb. 15 as “D’Angelo & Friends,” unlike the traditional “Artist vs. Artist” setup. Co-created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz as a form of socially distanced entertainment in the midst of COVID-19, Verzuz is now in its second season. In recent months, we’ve seen Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole, Jeezy vs. Gucci Mane, and E-40 vs. Too Short.
It remains to be seen who D’Angelo’s “Friends” are, and whether they’ll be battling against D’Angelo or just performing alongside him, so tune in Saturday to find out.
D’Angelo’s most recent album, 2014’s Black Messiah, peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. His highest-charting Hot 100 hit, “Lady,” stands as his lone top 10, having hit No. 10 on March 30, 1996.
You can watch it all go down Saturday night, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on VerzuzTV’s Instagram Live and Apple Music.