Janet Jackson vs. Majid Jordan – The Boombox Battle
Her comeback single, “No Sleeep,” has a slow, sultry groove reminiscent of the material on her 1997 album, Velvet Rope. On the track, Janet details how she’ll have sleepless nights with her man because their time in each other’s presence is pretty few and far between. This is clearly a great song for anyone in a long distance relationship.
“Forty-eight hours in love / It ought to be a weekend marathon / So you better get ready, my king / Cause I’ma be the queen of insomnia / Stay wide awake / For every moment we spend together / ‘Cause every second you’re awake / Feels like forever,” the pop star sings on the Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-produced track.
Majid Jordan is Janet's opponent this week. Their song, "My Love," premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show after Drake shared the track during an interview earlier this week. Majid Jordan and Drake both sing on the track and lament about the women who keep them waiting and essentially lead them on. However, when the ladies want to take the relationship to the next level, the respective guys are hesitant to go through with it. While Majid Jordan are killing it on the vocal end, Drake also gives them a run for their money with his performance.
"I had an idea in my head / I pictured this going differently / I meant every word that I said / You should have spent more time listening / All the things that I put a hold on / All for you to hit me with a "hold on" / What makes you so ready right now / After I waited on you for so long," the duo sings in the first verse.
Will Janet take her fourth win and enter The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame? Or will Majid Jordan's smooth, honest lyrics sway the fan vote in their favor? 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., July 21 at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Janet Jackson's "No Sleeep"
Listen to Majin Jordan's "My Love" Feat. Drake
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.