Tori Kelly vs. R. Kelly – The Boombox Battle
Her remix to “Hollow” features Big Sean and adds a bit more bounce to the original pop song. While Tori initially penned the track for more spiritual purposes, the rapper’s verse turns the love letter to god into an endearing love song.
“I don’t wanna be the last man standing / I don’t wanna be the lonely one / Picking petals when the party’s over / No, it’s not any fun,” she sings.
Meanwhile, Sean Don responds by spitting, “I know you’ve been up at night / Trying to sleep with one eye open / Crying out enough tears you can fill up the Atlantic Ocean / Don’t front being home alone we learn this from Macaulay Culkin / So I’m just waiting on you.”
This week, Tori is up against an R&B veteran who just so happens to have the same last name. R. Kelly makes a return with his latest track called "Marching Band." Leave it to R. Kelly to take the cleanest of high school music clubs and make it sound naughty. Kellz is bringing the sounds of Mardi Gras to the bedroom on this Juicy J-assisted track co-produced by himself, Dr. Luke, Cirkut and A.C, JMIKE.
“We in here flexin like it’s nothin’, grindin’ and we bumpin’ / Booty so big got a n—- hearin’ trumpets / Sit it on my face like budabumbumbum / Now shawty make it clap like budabumbumbum,” R. Kelly sings
Who will win this week? Will Tori's love song win and take her to the next round? Or will R. Kelly's smooth yet sexy song take away her chances? 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., Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Tori Kelly's "Hollow" Feat. Big Sean
Listen to R. Kelly's "Marching Band" Feat. Juicy J
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.