Vic Mensa vs. Joey Bada$$ — The Boombox Battle
Congratulations to K. Michelle for not only winning her fourth consecutive round of The Boombox Battle but also entering The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame. With more than 78 percent of the vote, her song, “Not a Little Bit,” beat Zendaya’s “Something New.”
With the new Hall of Fame induction, we have two new artists going head to head this week. First up is Vic Mensa. His new track, “Danger,” is getting a lot of buzz at the moment. Produced by Papi Beatz, Vic verbally maneuvers his way through a frenetic beat but hardly missteps and attacks the mic with lyrical punches. “Danger” premiered at Kanye West’s recent The Life of Pablo listening party at Madison Square Garden and is the perfect song to hold us over while we wait for Traffic to drop.
“I just realized I don’t f— with y’all / I just gotta stack my money tall / You know that feeling when you at the bank / Tryna quit cigarettes going through withdrawals,” he delivers.
Against Vic this week is Joey Bada$$. Fresh off his first-ever college lecture at NYU, the Brooklyn rapper released his latest, “Ready.” Despite the airy feel of the piano-driven instrumentals, Joey doesn’t hold back when tells us that he’s ready for hip-hop domination on the Statik Selektah-produced song. Premiering on Ebro’s Beats 1 radio show, Joey also revealed that he’s working on a new LP that’ll drop at the end of 2016.
“60K first week for the Bada$$ / 200K to this day I know you n—-s mad / With the 80-20 split my nigga do the math / My n—a Kirk just outsold Troy Ave,” he spits.
Who will win this week? Vic Mensa or Joey Bada$$? It’s time for you to decide. Vote in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once every hour until Tuesday, March 1 at 10AM EST.
Listen to Vic Mensa’s “Danger”
Listen to Joey Bada$$’s “Ready”
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.