With more than 90 percent of the fan vote, The Weeknd has not only won The Boombox Battle last week but also re-entered the Battle’s Hall of Fame. And now that he’s the latest inductee, we’ve got two new tracks in the ring this week.
Between A$AP Ferg‘s new album, Always Strive and Prosper, and Tory Lanez‘s rise to heavy radio rotation with “Say It,” these artists are some of 2016’s biggest stars. But put them together, and they’re a great contender for this week’s Boombox Battle. Their collaborative track, “Line Up the Flex,” is a heavy one — on the instrumentals and in the meaning. With visuals depicting the conflicts between people and the police, the rap tandem lay down rhymes about their rough exteriors and the strength they carry while dealing with the haters.
“For them n—-s that was hatin on me / Even though a n—- used to tell em all / I was never ever gang gang gang gang / I was always One Umbrella Mob / Juggin, cookin in the hallway / Had to this s— the hard way / Ever since a little n—- / But now I’m steppin over Jimmy Kimmel in the Balmain / Big dog on campus, thick board just landed,” Tory delivers.
Nipsey Hussle will take on this dynamic duo with his latest song, “Ocean Views.” The Los Angeles rapper throws down thoughtful lines over a live instrumental filled with mid-tempo drums, atmospheric keys and a lively bass line. Nipsey asks the big questions and takes an introspective look on his life on this one.
“I don’t know about hell / I don’t know about heaven / All I know is bout’ right know this lifestyle is interesting / I’m just down in my section I just write these confessions/ N—-s die to get life around me I guess that I’m an exception, blessings,” he raps.
Who will win this week? A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez? Or Nipsey Hussle? Now it’s time for you to decide. Vote in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once every hour until Tuesday, May 10 at 10AM EST.
Watch A$AP Ferg & Tory Lanez’s “Live Up the Flex” Video
Listen to Nipsey Hussle’s “Ocean Views”
Rules of The Boombox Battle
Two artists and their respective songs compete against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next The Boombox Battle. If an artist wins The Boombox Battle four times consecutively, their song will be honored in The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.