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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: Rap group Bones Thugs and Harmony attend the VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2006 at the Hammerstein Ballroom October 7, 2006 in New York City.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Three Six Mafia are slated to “face-off” on Instagram Live soon. The highly-anticipated battle that’s entitled “The Face-Off,” will be streamed live on Thursday (Apr. 30), at 5 p.m. PST.

However, due to the pandemic and the fact that the groups can’t all be together, a representative from each group will go live to play their hit records.

DJ Paul will represent for Three Six Mafia while Krayzie Bone will play records for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

This Thursday 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern time. Instagram Live Celebrating over 50 combined years of hits. Limited edition Collab merch available. Share share share, don't miss this celebration!

9,694 Likes, 1,031 Comments - Krayzie Bone ™ (@krayzie_bone) on Instagram: "This Thursday 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern time. Instagram Live Celebrating over 50 combined years of..."

“This Is Not A Battle. This Is A Celebration Between Homies of Over 50 yrs Combined Dropping Slap!!!” DJ Paul wrote while Krayzie Bone noted, “Celebrating over 50 combined years of hits.”

To coincide with the event, the two groups have launched limited-edition collaborative merchandise for fans to purchase. “Limited Merch For This Event Will Be Available So Save That Stimmy Check!” DJ Paul said.

During quarantine, Instagram Live challenges and battles have become popular. Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s “Verzuz” battle series has featured heavy hitters in hip-hop and R&B while also garnering hundreds of thousands of viewers.

Diddy and Dr. Dre are said to possibly be the next two producers who will be going against each other in the “Verzuz” series, as we previously reported.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.