The megaproducer said their early “Verzuz” pairing was “a little bit off.”
“I think that was an unfair Verzuz, to be honest,” Swizz told GQ. “I think we owe Scott Storch a rematch, and I think we owe Mannie Fresh a better match. I think that one was a little bit off with the curation.”
Also in the article, Storch describes the pairing with Mannie Fresh to be something he didn’t believe was balanced. “At the last second, moments before the battle, I was told it was going to be me against Mannie Fresh,” said Storch. “I felt that he and I, our catalogs live much further away from each other—and in different time periods as well. So it was an odd match.”
Storch also mentioned Mannie taking making fun of him for his previous drug addiction. “[Mannie] kept throwing jabs at me. I went through a drug addiction for a while in my life, and I’m five, almost six years out of that, and for him to kind of throw that jab was uncool,” he said. “So, I came back at him a couple of times because, you know, I got stuff that’s still popping right now. I’m contributing to making new superstars.”
We’ll just have to wait and see if Storch and Mannie make second appearances with different opponents.