Rihanna breezed through Chrisette Michele in last week’s Boombox Battle. Garnering more than 87 percent of the fan vote, there was no way Chrisette and her Rick Ross-assisted song, “Equal,” could keep up.
RiRi’s new track, “Nothing is Promised,” puts her in the studio with Mike Will Made-It, who produced the tuen. 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.”
Tory Lanez is Rihanna’s competition this week with his new song, “LUV.” Like his previous single, “Say It,” Tory samples Tanto Metro and Devonte’s 1999 track, “Everyone Falls in Love.” But similar to how he worked with the classic 90s Brownstone track “If You Love Me” on “Say It,” he infuses his own lyrics and flair to the reggae tune and transforms it into his own creation. Produced by Benny Black and Cashmere Cat, he sings about trying to convince this girl he’s into to give him a chance.
“We all sip that Henny for the day baby / Come my, my way baby / Top down on the highway baby / And if you let me love you / Shawty she don’t even got a visa / Out of town, one night teaser / Need to tell them other n—-s ease up / I’m falling but everyone falls,” he sings in the second verse.
Who will win this week? Rihanna or Tory Lanez? It’s your turn to decide. Vote in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once every hour until Tuesday, June 21 at 10AM EST.
Listen to Rihanna’s “Nothing is Promised”
Listen to Tory Lanez’s “LUV”
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.