Vic Mensa vs. Tyler, the Creator & A$AP Rocky — The Boombox Battle
His new track, “Danger,” is getting a lot of buzz at the moment. Produced by Papi Beatz, Vic verbally maneuvers his way through a frenetic beat but hardly missteps and attacks the mic with lyrical punches. “Danger” premiered at Kanye West’s recent The Life of Pablo listening party at Madison Square Garden and is the perfect song to hold us over while we wait for Traffic to drop.
“I just realized I don’t f— with y’all / I just gotta stack my money tall / You know that feeling when you at the bank / Tryna quit cigarettes going through withdrawals,” he delivers.
Instead of one opponent, this week we’ve got two teaming up to beat Vic Mensa. Tyler, the Creator and A$AP Rocky recently dropped their new track, “What the F— Right Now,” and it’s lyrical ferocity makes it a great contender against Mensa. Using Kanye West‘s “Freestyle 4″ for the beat, the two take turns showing off their flow.
“When it come to a vision, I ain’t got one / Rolling Stone never gave me a cover so… / Ummm… so I shot one! / I ain’t do college, I said f— them lessons / I ain’t join no gang, I said f— them weapons / Grabbed the keyboard, Clancy crossed my path / Cashed my first check and said fuck depression, n—- / N—- what you scared for?” the Odd Future leader raps.
Meanwhile, A$AP Rocky throws down a series of questions on his verse.
“Aye I just got one mothaf—–‘ question / Why the f— these n—– wanna look like me now? / Why the f— these hoes wanna fuck a n—- like me now? / Why the f— these n—– frontin’ like n—– ain’t been invented the swag they runnin’ with? / Why the f— is n—–actin’ like n—– ain’t the originators of this s—? / Man I tell these n—– they can die and suck a d—!” the Harlem native spits on the mic.
Who will win this week? Will Vic Mensa for his third win? Or will Tyler, the Creator and A$AP Rocky’s tag team topple Vic’s chances? It’s time for you to decide. Vote in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once every hour until Tuesday, March 15 at 10AM EST.
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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.