Tiara Thomas vs. Monica – The Boombox Battle
Tiara Thomas is unstoppable. Not only did she take another win in The Boombox Battle last week, but she also held her own against a group. With her song "Mary Jane," the singer took 70 percent of the fan vote and left the Janelle Monae-fronted Wondaland crew with just 30 percent.
“Mary Jane” finds Tiara showing major love for the sticky green. The smoker’s celebratory ode has a relaxing, sultry vibe paired with a reggae-tinged beat. This will mellow you out as much as the grass can. Off her new EP, Up in Smoke, Tiara sings throughout the tune but also breaks it down with a rap verse midway through.
“What a shame, what a shame, what a shame / I been turned out by Mary Jane / Hell of a name, hell of a name / And not a damn thing gonna change / She put me in strong choke hold / She a feisty one / Call her in shape but she ain’t quite the Nike one / Had a long day when I get home / You know I might need some / You know I don’t give no f— / I just say, ‘Light me one,” she sings.
This week, her opponent is a veteran in the R&B game. Monica is back with her track, "Just Right for Me." With her new album, Code Red, set to release later this year, this is the perfect song to serve as a reminder of the beautiful voice she possess. The singer details how she's just right for her man and no one else can make her happier. Lil Wayne opens the track with his verse while Monica follows by reveling in her love for her man on the smooth track.
"Baby, baby, baby, baby, Tunechi / Ain't no one can take me from my baby / Like I can get my heart and all my time / Gotta keep my lovin' on your mind / Oh you got me goin' so find me / I can't control it," she sings.
Who will win this week? Will Tiara be victorious again and become the next artist to enter The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame? Or will Monica take it all the way to the top? 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. 15 at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Tiara Thomas' "Mary Jane"
Listen to Monica's "Just Right for Me" 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.