Stromae vs. Casey Veggies – The Boombox Battle
Stromae is going strong as he wins his third straight Boombox Battle. With more than 77 percent of the fan vote, the singer and rapper beat out Chance the Rapper's "Planes" remix, originally done by Jeremih.
The video for Stromae’s “Carmen,” which he sings in French, is directed by French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet. The visual not only helps viewers who don’t speak French with the lyrics but also offers a satirical look at the world’s obsession with Twitter. The song may have dropped in 2013, but the clip is new, which keeps the tune fresh.
The Belgian artist has been receiving a lot of buzz as of late. We named him as one of the artists to look out for at Coachella 2015, and he brought out Kanye West as a special guest during his show at the festival, which only increased the amount of eyes pointing in his direction.
This week, Casey Veggies and his song, "Tied Up," enter the competition. The Inglewood, Cali. rapper brings us a sexy track that relays all the things he wants in his dream woman. As romantic as that is, Casey and Dej Loaf, who's the featured vocalist on the chorus, don't hold back when it comes to what they want in bed as well. The midtempo offering will be on Casey's debut LP, Live and Grow, and is definitely ready to be heard on the radio.
"I'll be a lady in the streets / In a dress with her hair tied up / Or I can be a freak in the sheets / In the room with her hands tied up," Dej delivers.
Who will win this week? Stromae's hip-hop blast on social media addicts? Or will Casey Veggies' sexy rap song woo fans' votes? Now it's up to you. Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., May 12 at 10 a.m. ET.
Watch Stromae's "Carmen" Video
Listen to Casey Veggies' "Tied Up" Feat. Dej Loaf
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.