Vic Mensa vs. Troy Ave — The Boombox Battle
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.
Troy Ave is this week’s opponent, with his new track, “Bad Ass.” Despite a melodic piano intro, the Yankee-produced song is a hard-hitting tune that quickly attacks its opponent. Meant to diss his fellow Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ for throwing him shade in “Ready,” the lyrics are straightforward, without frills and lyrically breaks down Joey.
“You sold a couple records / But nobody cares / You’re never on the radio / Because nobody cares / You don’t matter / So you’re mad, bruh / Nobody cares / Just an internet rapper / Nobody cares,”
Who will win this week? Will Vic Mensa take another round? Or will Troy’s catchy diss track win over the fans. It’s time for you to decide. Vote in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once every hour until Tuesday, March 8 at 10AM EST.
Listen to Troy Ave’s “Bad Ass”
Listen to Vic Mensa’s Danger
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.