Ab-Soul vs. Troy Ave — The Boombox Battle
The numbers are in, and it looks like the West Coast has taken the win in last week’s The Boombox Battle. With 67.15 percent of the vote, Ab-Soul‘s ‘Hunnid Stax’ was victorious over A$AP Mob, who only walked away with 32.85 percent of the fan vote.
Ab-Soul’s ‘Hunnid Stax’ is off his new LP, ‘These Days…,’ out today (June 24). The rapper and fellow TDE member Schoolboy Q rhyme about hustling and making as much money as possible. Kenny Beats provides the rhythm as the two hip-hop artists show off their distinct rapping styles — Ab-Soul’s staccatto approach against Schoolboy’s laid-back flow.
“Who gettin’ that dough / Who gettin’ that cake / Who gettin’ that bread / Put a ticket in your head if you can’t relate / Who gettin’ that fetti / Who gettin’ that cheese,” Ab-Soul spits at the top of track.
Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q’s competition this week is Troy Ave‘s ‘Your Style’ Remix. Featuring the talents of Puff Daddy, Ma$e and T.I., the track sounds like a throwback to the old days of hip-hop with the R&B layers in the melody. While he doesn’t come in at the top of the list of best rappers who sing, Troy’s attempt on this song is kind of endearing and gets you moving to the beat.
“Now all you hear is New York this, New York that / Let’s keep it real motherf—ers I brought New York back,” he delivers. “Troy Ave got the streets in a frenzy though / I brought the spotlight back you should thank me, no?”
Who will take The Boombox Battle crown this week? Will Ab-Soul’s money-making track keep fans interested and voting? Or will Troy Ave’s chilled out and fun song take the votes? You’ll be able to vote for your favorite once per hour until the polls shut down on Tues., July 1, at 10AM ET.
Listen to Ab-Soul’s ‘Hunnid Stax’ Feat. Schoolboy Q
Listen to Troy Ave’s ‘Your Style’ Remix Feat. Puff Daddy, Ma$e & T.I.
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.