R&B Hit Groups 112 & Jagged Edge Reportedly Next For Verzuz Instagram Battle

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The next Verzuz battle is reportedly set. According to The Shade Room, a source close to the situation confirmed R&B groups 112 and Jagged Edge are stepping into the arena, although no further details were disclosed.

Verzuz founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland discussed the possibility of pairing up 112 and Jagged Edge during an Instagram Live session earlier this month.

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Swizz said in the clip, “Jagged Edge verses 112, can you make that happen? Can you make that happen JD [Jermaine Dupri], because a lot of people see what they want to see, but can you pick up the phone and make that happen? I would love to see Jagged Edge versus 112. Get him on the phone JD, let’s go.”

Timbo added, “Come on now, don’t play no games.”

Jagged Edge — comprised of twin brothers Brian and Brandon Casey, Richard Wingo and Kyle Norman — was signed to Dupri’s So So Def Recordings imprint in 1995. They had two monster hits — “Let’s Get Married” and “Where The Party At” — which were both produced by the So So Def founder.

The group has released 10 studio albums over the course of their career, including their 1997 debut A Jagged Era and 2000’s J.E. Heartbreak. 

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Meanwhile, 112 — Quinnes “Q” Parker, Daron Jones, Marvin “Slim” Scandrick and Michael “Mike” Keith — was initially signed to Bad Boy Records but joined the Def Soul roster in 2002.  Their hits include “Only You,” “Anywhere” and the Grammy Award-nominated single “Peaches & Cream.”

Perhaps most notably, 112 won a Grammy Award in 1997 in the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group category for their contributions to Diddy’s Biggie tribute “I’ll Be Missing You” featuring Faith Evans.

Source: Hip Hop DX