Kid Cudi vs. T-Pain – The Boombox Battle
Kid Cudi takes the win in this week's The Boombox Battle and squashed Charles Hamilton's winning streak. After two straight wins, he couldn't beat the overwhelming votes -- 76.87 percent to be exact -- from Cudder's fans.
Spending more time on movie sets than in studio booths these days, the Cleveland native returns to the mic with his latest single “Love.” Sampling Ratatat’s “Sunblocks,” he laments about loneliness but sounds triumphant by the time he reaches the hook.
“Don’t be so down, come on young homie / You’ll be okay, you’ll find real love / All of the stories the hero gets lonely, now is the time to show all you’re made of,” he delivers in his melodic rapping tone.
T-Pain is ready to take on Cudi this week with his new track,"Let Your Hair Down." Off his upcoming mixtape, The Iron Way, the rapper nvites The-Dream and up-and-coming singer Vantrease on the track. He also delivers his signature Auto-Tune vocals. Whether or not you like the technological enhancement or his natural voice, the mid-tempo track has a sultry vibe to it. Pain and Dream both try to get a seductive girl to go home with them. And while the lyrics convey that the eye candy is a temptress, both singers don't hold back on their desires either.
"Girl, make me wanna spend some money on it / Too sweet, shorty put some honey on it / Girl, what's under there, what's under there / You shakin' that gummy bear on my gummy worm / Come on, back it up like a Cadillac / You can cause a wreck / I run into the back of that," Pain delivers on his verse.
Who will win this week? Will it be Kid Cudi's thoughtful tune about wanting some love or T-Pain's sultry bump-and-grind track? 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., March 31, at 10AM ET.
Listen to Kid Cudi's "Love"
Listen to T-Pain's "Let Your Hair Down" feat. The-Dream and Vantrease
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.