Fetty Wap vs. J. Cole – The Boombox Battle
When it seemed like Fabolous had last week's Boombox Battle in the bag and was set for his fourth consecutive win, Fetty Wap moves past the Brooklyn rapper by taking over 87 percent of the fan vote with his song 'Trap Queen.'
Hailing from Paterson, N.J., Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen’ has been blowing up on the internet in many ways. With over 4 million listens on Soundcloud and more than 1.4 million views of the track’s video, the song has put Fetty on everyone’s radar and even landed him a deal with Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment.
The mid-tempo tune showcases Fetty’s sing-song rapping approach and his songwriting skills, which feature him loving his girl, money and the bando.
“I’m like, ‘Hey, what’s up, hello’ / Seen yo pretty ass soon as you came in that door / I just wanna chill, got a sack for us to roll / Married to the money, introduced her to my stove / Showed her how to whip it, now she remixin’ for low / She my trap queen, let her hit the bando / We be countin’ up, watch how far them bands go,” he delivers on the first verse.
J. Cole is Fetty's opponent in this week's battle with 'Apparently,' a personal ode which finds him questioning his position and the strength of his faith to persevere. The Fayetteville, N.C. rapper also shows us he can carry a tune by singing the hook.
“I keep my head high / I got my wings to carry me / I don’t know freedom / I want my dreams to rescue me / I keep my faith strong / I ask the Lord to follow me / I’ve been unfaithful / I don’t know why you call on me,” he delivers.
Who will win this week? Will Fetty Wap's hard-hitting track take the votes? Or will J. Cole's introspective song woo fans to his side? Only you can decide. Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., Jan. 6, 2015, at 10AM ET.
Watch Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen' Video
Watch J. Cole's 'Apparently 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.