Three 6 Mafia & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Are Going Hit-For-Hit

Mahlik Campbell

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LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 12: Rappers Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J (L) and DJ Paul, arrive at the premiere of Paramount's "Jackass Number Two" at the Chinese Theater on September 21, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Continuing the trend of hip-hop stars coming together for Instagram Live song battles, Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will duke it out this Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.

Krayzie Bone announced the Verzuz-sponsored matchup late Monday, exciting scores of hip-hop fans who grew up listening to the contrast of Bone Thugs' smooth and soulful records mixed with the more rugged, rowdy sound presented by Three 6.

"Celebrating over 50 combined years of hits," Krayzie Bone captioned the Instagram flyer. Exclusive merch will also be available for this legendary matchup between the Midwest and South.

With the current standard of social distancing, though, this doesn't look like it's going to be a group affair. Krayzie "LeathaFace" Bone will ride solo for Bone Thugs, while DJ Paul, aka the “King of Memphis,” holds it down for Three 6. (Need a Juicy J cameo.)

DJ Paul added a post of his own promoting the battle. "Whats Songs Yall Wanta Hear From Either Group???" he wrote. ("Stay Fly," "Sippin On Some Syrup" and "Late Nite Tip" for Daquan, please.)

For the record, Bone Thugs own nine total Hot 100 hits, three more than the fitting number of six for Three 6. Bone Thugs' "Tha Crossroads" peaked at No. 1 in 1996; Three 6's "Stay Fly" peaked at No. 13 in 2005.

With this nearly decade difference in popularity, viewers will likely be going all-in for one side or the other.

Before the coronavirus put an indefinite pause on all live concerts, DJ Paul and Juicy J were planning to reunite for a six-city tour this spring.

P.S. Might as well prepare yourself for tech mishaps like those that occurred in the most recent Verzuz battle between Teddy Riley and Babyface. 😂