Rihanna vs. The Weeknd — The Boombox Battle
Congrats to Tyler, the Creator and A$AP Rocky for entering The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame. With the latest induction, we have two new artists to compete in this week's round of The Boombox Battle.
Rihanna is back with her latest album, Anti, and is heating up the charts. Her latest single, "Kiss It Better," is smoldering. Between the high guitar riffs and fluid rhythm, the track has a slow burn and is as delicately beautiful as it is sultry.
"Been waitin' on that sunshine, boy / I think I need that back / Can't do it like that / No one else gon' get it like that / So why argue? You yell, but cha take me back / Who cares, when it feels like crack? / Boy, ya know that you always do it right," she sings in the first verse.
The Weeknd will be Rihanna's opponent in this round, and he's coming in hard with a remixed version of "Rambo." Taking on the Bryson Tiller track, Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, keeps his singing delivery but speeds it up and proves he has a melodic yet versatile flow.
“I just signed a deal so big that it’s a secret / Victoria’s Secret Angels dancin’ ’round me for a reason / Spread your wings for me like I’m Freddie Mercury / But baby, you should call me king, you know that it’s my season,” Weeknd rap-sings.
Who will win this week? Rihanna's slow burn or The Weeknd's aggressive banger? It’s time for you to decide. Vote in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once every hour until Tuesday, April 12 at 10AM EST.
Watch Rihanna's "Kiss It Better"
Listen to The Weeknd's "Rambo (The Weeknd Remix)" With Bryson Tiller
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.