(CNN)Sadly, Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat couldn't marque it past everlastingly Thursday night, but they kept the assemblage enthralled for each small measurement during their Verzuz.
The R&B legends were the latest to usage their respective catalogs to "battle," this clip arsenic portion of the virtual Essence Festival of Culture.
The brace had decades of hits to take from and did a small Throwback Thursday by going with the archetypal rules of Verzuz, which meant the artists could take from immoderate opus they had been progressive with creating.
For Brown, that meant his deed "Mr. Telephone Man" from the radical that made him famous, New Edition, portion Sweat reminded the satellite helium had a manus successful penning the Silk hit, "Freak Me."
But it was the classics the fans came for and classics they got, including Sweat's "Make It Last Forever" and Brown's "Roni."
Verzuz was founded by producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland aboriginal connected successful the pandemic and became a deed for Instagram Live. They sold the level to Triller successful March 2021.