Sunday evening’s Verzuz battle between The Isley Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire was epic, to say the least. Social media enjoyed the legendary groups performing their timeless music alongside hosts Steve Harvey and Quarantine DJ D-Nice.
Ron Isley sang classics like “Hello It’s Me,” “(At Your Best) You Are Love,” and “Groove with You,” while Ernie Isley played his electric guitar.
Meanwhile, Earth, Wind & Fire took us back with their hits including “Shining Star,” “Mighty Mighty” and, of course, “September,” for the grand finale.
Fans also couldn’t miss Steve Harvey’s shiny purple suit and Ron’s white beard and Chinchilla fur coat.
“I’ve never seen a holographic purple suit til last night. Steve Harvey is different,” tweeted one fan, while Gabrielle Union said, “Ron Isley is the star of every one of my group chats right now. They ready to risk it all.”
Still other fans focused on the music. One tweeted, “Last thing I’ll say about the #verzuz from last night: Both bands went for over 4 hours without playing a single song that sounded like a repeat. Every single track was a uniquely different form of artistry. That’s musicianship.”
The Verzuz match-up closed with the video premiere for The Isley Brothers’ new Snoop Dogg-assisted song, “Friends and Family.” The accompanying music video features cameo appearances from Snoop, Ernie’s daughter Alex Isley, Syleena Johnson and others.
The next Verzuz battle, between rappers Red Man and Method Man, takes places April 20th at 8 p.m. ET on Instagram Live and on the Triller app.
By Rachel George
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