During his Verzuz battle with Nelly, Ludacris played some unreleased music, including the original version of "Moneymaker," which had his opponent on it.
Ludacris and Nelly went hit-for-hit on Saturday (May 16th), and while there were some technical difficulties that impacted the mood of the night a little, it was nonetheless a wonderful celebration of two of the best rappers to come out of that particular era. The evening got off to a rocky start, as Nelly's connectivity issues proved to be an obstacle. However, Luda managed to keep everyone entertained while he waited for his opponent to fix the problem. Looking for a way to stall, Luda asked Timbaland if he was permitted to play their unreleased song with Lil Wayne, "Silence of the Lambs." Timbo gave the go ahead, and Luda let the record play not once, not twice, but three times in a row.
Since Nelly still hadn't returned, Luda decided to play another never-before-heard track, this time featuring Chance The Rapper, or, more appropriately, Chance The Singer.
Once the battle officially kicked off, Luda and Nelly proceeded to play some of their biggest hits, including "My Chick Bad," "What's Your Fantasy," "Stand Up," and "Move B*tch" on Luda's part, and "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)," "Ride Wit Me," "Tip Drill," and "Pimp Juice" on Nelly's part. At one point, the two MCs discussed how they had never actually put out a song together. Nelly then mentions that had a joint ready to go, though, at which point Luda plays the original version of his Pharrell-produced hit, "Money Maker," that had Nelly on it.
It's unclear why they decided to exclude Nelly in the final product of the song, especially since he fits right in.
What was your favourite part of the Nelly & Ludacris Verzuz battle?