A$AP Ferg vs. Pusha T — The Boombox Battle
Ciara takes the win again and beat August Alsina and his song, "Song Cry," in last week's Boombox Battle. And with the fourth consecutive win, Ciara is the latest artist to enter the Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.
Now that Ciara is in the Hall of Fame, we have two new contenders. First up is A$AP Ferg and his banging track with "New Level." The song, which also features Future, starts off with an orchestral melody then is slammed with a bass-heavy beat. Since we haven't heard much from Ferg in a while, he doesn't hold back with the power in his vocals and rhymes.
"My daddy died and my cousin too / They ain't let him outta no cell /Provide jobs for my whole block / I cannot slow down / I ain't gon' stop now, motherf---er this is my town," he spits.
Going against Ferg this week is Pusha T. With the hype around Pusha T's King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, his new single, "Crutches, Crosses, Caskets," is one of these week's contenders. With a steady beat that's reminiscent of his Clipse days, his flow is naturally flawless. And the video breathes a life of its own.
"I’m Yasiel Puig, I’m in another league / I defected, only thing we have in common, niggas bleed / In ya thousand dollar joggers as you rhyme about ya dollars / Is there shame when a platinum rapper’s mother lives in squalor? / Mildred’s in the Bahamas for the month / She’s probably sitting in her pajamas having lunch / Swordfish, my reality is more fish / Banana clips for all you Curious Georges," Pusha delivers on the second verse.
Who will win this week's battle? Will it be A$AP Ferg and Future's collaborative track or Pusha T's dark single? It’s time for you to decide. Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., Dec. 29 at 10AM ET.
Listen to A$AP Ferg's "New Level" feat. Future
Listen to Pusha T's "Crutches, Crosses, Caskets"
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.