Jim Jones is getting candid about Dipset’s 2021 Verzuz against The Lox. The former group consists of rappers Cam’ron, Freekey Zekey, Juelz Santana, and Jones. While the latter group consists of rappers Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P.
Jones transparently admitted that Dipset failed to rehearse the way they were “supposed to” ahead of the battle. Additionally, he explained that he would like a rematch against The Lox.
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Jim Jones Says Dipset Did Not Practice “The Five P’s”
Jim Jones sat down for an exclusive interview with AllHipHop and shared that the group did not adequately prepare for the battle.
“Proper preparation prevents poor performance. And the one thing we didn’t do was follow the five P’s for that one and I can say that…”
Regardless of the admitted shortcoming, Jones still shouted out his group mates, explaining that the mark they’ve left on hip hop can never be duplicated.
“Shoutout to my brothers — Cam’ron and Juelz Santana — it’s still Dipset for life and n****s know what we’ve done can’t be duplicated in no way shape, form, or any fashion…”
Jim Jones Brought Up A “Rematch” Between The Two Groups
Jones went on to explain that he doesn’t believe the energy created during that battle could ever be “duplicated” unless the two rap groups were to square off in a Verzuz battle.
“I don’t think that energy will ever be duplicated outside of New York unless we go for the rematch, you heard?”
The rapper then went on to contribute Dipset’s challenges that evening to “a lot going on” around them.
“The way I’m thinking about it is last time, there was a lot going on. The venue was way too small. There were people on my back. There were people on people’s shoulders in there.”
Jones continued by saying that a rematch should take place between the two groups in “the big Garden.” Additionally, he added that the group will be more prepared.
“I think we need proper respect of doing it in the Garden, the big Garden, with proper security, set up right so everybody have breathing room. Not using it as no excuse, but we need a rematch for the city. I’m puttin’ it out there… And we gonna be ready like hot spaghetti.”
However, that wasn’t the only suggestion Jones had for the potential Verzuz rematch. In addition, the 46-year-old added that viewers should be able to “vote live.”
“Let’s score it like a boxing match. Let’s get the judges. Let’s make it live. Let the people vote live. Let’s do it right. Let’s really go for it.”
The Lox V. Dipset Verzuz Is Regarded As “The Best Hip Hop Moment Of 2021”
The Verzuz battle between The Lox and Dipset took place on August 3, 2021, at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The Lox rappers Styles P and Jadakiss were largely applauded for their performances that evening, with Jadakiss’s on-stage rant being declared a “hip-hop moment.”
Furthermore, the battle produced endless memes, as reported by The Shade Room.
It’s was this day last year that Jadakiss and the LOX hit the Thanos snap on Dipset during Verzuz. pic.twitter.com/FRIgdpCw2W
— Malcolm From The North (@MFTNBeats) August 3, 2022
They still letting off memes on the #VERZUZ between Dipset and The Lox.
— MUSICXCLUSIVES (@MusicXclusives) August 5, 2021
The battle is also regarded as the “best hip-hop moment of 2021.”
That Lox vs Dipset Verzuz was the best hip hop moment of 2021
— Kristian (@BKristian5) November 29, 2021
No matter how many times I watch it….The Lox & Dipset #VERZUZ will never be boring.
— ___D (@_Unknown_He) March 12, 2023
I think about the Dipset vs the Lox Verzuz battle often.
— MARIE. (@sykesmvrie) March 6, 2023
Roommates, do you think Dipset deserves a rematch against The Lox?