Chris Brown vs. Eric Bellinger — The Boombox Battle
The 'X' creator's new song, ‘Autumn Leaves,’ features Kendrick Lamar, who speeds through his verse in a breathy and lighter voice. Brown sings about a relationship that isn’t working out. Using natural metaphors in his lyrics, he sounds emotional over the synthy R&B melody.
“I’ve been bleeding in your silence / I feel safer in your violence / I hold on like leaves and fall to what is left / Before I sleep I talk to God / He must be mad with me, it’s coming / I’m confused who’ll I’ll spend my forever with,” Chris sings on the second verse.
This week, Eric Bellinger's 'Awkward' goes up against Brown. Featuring Game on the track, the singer tells a former flame that she just needs to move on with her life. Not only does he tell her that things are awkward, he pushes her to stop contacting his friends and family.
"Yeah, why you still texting my mama? / You can let it go, she ain't calling back / Why you still tryna start drama? / We ain't even together, where they do that at," he sings in the first verse.
Who will win this week? Will it be Chris Brown's song about a relationship that's falling apart? Or Eric Bellinger's track telling his ex to stop blowing up his phone? Only you can decide. Vote for your favorite artist’s song once per hour until the polls shut down on Tues., Sept. 30, at 10AM ET.
Listen to Chris Brown's 'Autumn Leaves' Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Listen to Eric Bellinger's 'Awkward' Feat. Game
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.