Willie D did it again. He won last week’s Boombox Battle and beat Gucci Mane’s “First Day Out Tha Feds” with 83.7 percent of the vote. This victory makes it his fourth consecutive win as well as his one-way ticket into The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.
With his induction, we have two new players in this round. First up is Rihanna and her new track, “Nothing is Promised.” Teaming up with Mike Will Made-It, the song opens with a light synth melody but flows into a strong trap beat. Meanwhile, RiRi sings about shopping in Paris but the money doesn’t come so easily. The tune serves as the first single off Mike’s long-awaited LP, Ransom 2.
“I’m in love with this cash I put that on my mamma and father. Ain’t none of this s— promised ain’t none of it promised,” she sings and adds, “I’ma never put a n—- above this money / I’ma wake up and just hug this money.”
Meanwhile, Chrisette Michele is back with a new single, “Equal.” She teams with Rick Ross to sing how her man shouldn’t try to overstep his boundaries and that they both are equal parts of the relationship. She apologizes for the act of making the bold statements but isn’t sorry for boldly stating them to her beau. Meanwhile Rozay’s verse explains the man’s perspective, but she’s quick to set him straight.
“Pop bottles later, I still can’t hate you / But I act like you know I’m fire, make no mistakes / I don’t ride with you, pushing me, baby, poppin’ breaks / I’m equal, I’m half of you / That ego don’t look good on you,” Chrisette sings.
Who will win this week? Rihanna’s money-loving tune? Or Chrisette’s relationship song? It’s your turn to decide. Vote in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once every hour until Tuesday, June 14 at 10AM EST.
Listen to Rihanna’s “Nothing is Promised”
Listen to Chrisette Michele’s “Equal”
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.