With more than 82 percent of the vote, The Weeknd blew Maxwell out of the water last week–which means he’s one win away from entering the Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.
He’s coming in hard with a remixed version of “Rambo.” Taking on the Bryson Tiller track, the Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, keeps his singing delivery but speeds it up and proves he has a melodic yet versatile flow.
“I just signed a deal so big that it’s a secret / Victoria’s Secret Angels dancin’ ’round me for a reason / Spread your wings for me like I’m Freddie Mercury / But baby, you should call me king, you know that it’s my season,” Weeknd rap-sings.
Kelly Rowland will try her luck this week as The Weeknd’s opponent. Her new song, “Gimme Love,” is perfect for the warmer weather and guaranteed to get you dancing. The piano-driven song has that 90s R&B/pop vibe but doesn’t feel at all dated.
“I got what chu like, boy, ooh come close to me / It’s just you and me as far as I can see / I ain’t see anybody with chu, I want to be invited / ‘Cause it’s the way you’re lookin’ at me that’s got me excited,” she delivers.
Who will win this week’s The BoomBox Battle? Will it be The Weeknd’s aggressive banger or Kelly Rowland’s upbeat dance track? It’s time for you to decide. Vote in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once every hour until Tuesday, April 12 at 10AM EST.
Listen to The Weeknd’s “Rambo (The Weeknd Remix)” With Bryson Tiller
Listen to Kelly Rowland’s “Gimme Love”
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.