Tamar Braxton vs. August Alsina – The Boombox Battle
Tiara Thomas held it down for another week, which means she wins The Boombox Battle this week. With almost 70 percent of the fan vote, she beat Monica's new single, "Just Right for Me." And after four strong rounds in the competition, Tiara earns a place in The Boombox Hall of Fame.
Now that Tiara enters the Hall of Fame, we have two new artists and songs that will go head-to-head for the win. First it's Tamar Braxton's song, "Catfish." While the title hints at the MTV reality show, which may make you think she falls in love with someone who played her, the track is actually about a guy who puts on a facade for everyone else and keeps a no flex zone when they're in public. While some women wouldn't stand for that kind of treatment, the singer and Dancing with the Stars contestant sees more and keeps reminding him that he needs to stop fronting and be himself.
"I know where your momma stay / Your sister keep asking 'bout me / Don't front for the 'gram babe / Them pictures be all about me / There's something about you that I just can't explain / Got me all in my feelings / While you're playing this game / I was 'round, I was down for you / And we both know it's true / Why you acting brand new?" Tamar sings on the rocking beat.
Meanwhile, August Alsina's new song, "Why I Do It," is his response to anyone who questions his career and lifestyle. With Lil Wayne showing his support with a couple of verses, the bouncy R&B track highlights August's confidence and talent. And considering the rough year he's had, it's great to have this gem off his forthcoming sophomore album, This Thing Called Life.
"I ain't gotta tell you why I do it / Get cash, get cars, go hard / I ain't gotta tell you why I do it / N---- I don't ask why you do your job / I ain't gotta tell you why I do it / I grind sundown to sunrise / Don't tell me to prove it, cause I might lose it," August delivers.
Who will win this week? Will Tamar's smooth, honest R&B track win fans over? Or will August's confidence on his song sway the vote? Only you can decide. Vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Tamar Braxton's "Catfish"
Listen to August Alsina's "Why I Do It" Feat. Lil Wayne
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.
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