NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 05: Bobby Brown of RBRM performs onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola performs onstage during the at Louisiana Superdome on July 05, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

Roxbury’s own Bobby Brown will be taking on Keith Sweat in a special “Verzuz” battle from the “Essence Festival.”

We knew there was a special “Verzuz” battle going down at the “Essence Festival” tomorrow, (July 1st) we just didn’t know who the artists were, until now.  Bobby Brown and Keith Sweat will be going head to head breaking out a bunch of our favorite throwbacks for “Verzuz.”

The festivities kick off tomorrow (Thursday) night at 8p.

Boston Mayor Kim Janey recently honored Bobby Brown with a street named after him, “Bobby Brown Way,” in Roxbury and an official Bobby Brown day on May 26th.

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