“Verzuz” is pulling out all the stops for its 2020 finale, and when very small And E-40 Hit the stage it will look like a full-fledged arena concert … proving how much the show’s cash cow is.
Bay Area icons will face a soundstage from Norcal, which will feature a budget of about $ 500,000 for this solo event … according to sources involved in the production.
TMZ got a blueprint for the stage setup for 40 and short, and you can tell Swizz beatz, Timbaland And Apple is thinking big.
We’re told that the MC will be surrounded by concert-style lighting and some expensive props – 2 classic old school cars will be on the stage behind each of them. Understandably, both Short and 40 have told us that their fight will be a tribute to Bay’s hip-hop scene.
Our sources say that Apple – which is now streaming all the “Verzuz” episodes – finds out how much of a cultural phenomenon the show is, and they are liking it.
In fact, Short and 40 nearly closed at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple Campus, but the show had to be moved due to COVID security concerns.
Different Jeezy And Gucci ManeOakland legends are longtime friends who come to the “Verzuz” beef-free. However, when they came on “TMZ Live”, it was very clear that they are both Playing to win.
Translation: Expect a lot of old school trash with new-school big-budget production.