Dej Loaf vs. Lil Durk — The Boombox Battle
Congratulations goes to Chris Brown for not only taking the win in last week's Boombox Battle against Usher, but it also means that he is the next artist to enter The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.
With over two-thirds of the vote, the singer's song, 'Autumn Leaves,' blew past Usher's 'I Don't Mind,' knocking him out of the battle competition.
And now that Breezy has entered the Hall of Fame, we've got two new artists who will go head to head in this week's battle. But instead of picking different songs, The Boombox is focusing on one track from a new rapper, which has been remixed by another.
First, there's Michigan rapper Dej Loaf and her track, 'Try Me,' which might sound easy on the ear but the lyrics pack a punch. With a mid-tempo, head-bopping beat, her sing-song flow counters the hard and, at times, violent lyrics. Between detailing how she's all in it for her family and crew to popping anyone who messes with that, Loaf is no joke and a strong contender in this battle.
"You are an impostor, ain't got no money / Put the burner to his tummy, and make it bubbly / I really hate n----s, I'm a Nazi / Love wearin' all black, you should see my closet / Rock that all white, when I'm feelin' godly / Hop out like Coke, I ain't gotta park it / F--- is y'all saying, bitch, my hood love me / 48214 real n----s know me," she delivers.
Going against Loaf is Chicago rapper Lil Durk. Rapping over Loaf's 'Try Me' beat, Durk doesn't hold back on his words and brings the power. However, it's more about repping his crew and celebrating his signing to Def Jam and French Montana's Coke Boys, which is the complete opposite of his opponent who intends to stay independent.
"Bitch I’m from Chicago where we gon’ ace s--- / If we catch a homie we don’t say s--- / Let them rappers know we ain’t who to play with / I can’t eat her, I just freak her / Pass it to my n----s like I’m blowing reefer / 30 old jam is like Aquafina / Free my n---- Jam that lil boy a deemer / And since I got my deal, I feel important / I live what I rap and just record it," Durk rhymes.
Who will win the battle this week? Dej Loaf's hard-hitting original track? Or Lil Durk's remixed comeback? Only you can decide. Vote for your favorite artist’s song once per hour until the polls shut down on Tues., Oct. 21, at 10AM ET.
Watch Dej Loaf's 'Try Me' Video
Watch Lil Durk's 'Try Me (Remix)' Video
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.