Kehlani vs. Natalie La Rose – The Boombox Battle
Congratulations to Kid Cudi for winning last week's The Boombox Battle. With over 95 percent of the vote, Snootie Wild couldn't catch up to Cudder. Since it's his fourth consecutive win, the "Love" rapper is the newest artist to enter The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.
With Cudi in the Hall of Fame, we now select two other artists to compete in the battle. This week we're switching things up by featuring R&B singer. Kehlani is the first of the two contenders. Her song, "Alive," is an electric guitar-driven mid-tempo track that will quickly put you at ease. And although she sings about a relationship busting at the seams, there is a silver lining by the time you hit the chorus. She was hurt in the past, but the Oakland, Calif. native expresses how good she feels after the heartbreak because she's moving on and deserves a better man.
"We were in a weird place / Crazy how a person you love could just change / Now I am learning to realize we needed our space / I could never hurt you, we use to be great / And you use to say, what goes around comes around so fast / Now just look at the way / I'm moving on and you stuck in the past / I deserve love that is gonna last / But until then I will just raise this glass," she delivers on the second verse.
Competing against Kehlani's new track is Natalie La Rose. If you've been listening to the radio lately, you may have heard "Somebody," her new song with Jeremih. As catchy as that track is, the 26-year-old Dutch songstress recently dropped a remixed version and invited Fetty Wap, Sage the Gemini and Troy Ave to showcase their rhymes. The remix of the Whitney Houston-inspired track has a similar vibe to the original but the rappers' additions give it a bit more grit.
"Ay, I wanna rock with somebody like you / I don’t know another that can do what you do / Every night turnt up, baby girl in the zoo / Goin' hard all night, in the morning play it cool," Fetty Wap contributes on his verse.
Who will win this week? Will Khelani's triumphant tune win? Or will Natalie La Rose's revamped track take the trophy? 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., April 21, at 10AM ET.
Listen to Kehlani's "Alive" Feat. Coucheron
Listen to Natalie La Rose's "Somebody" (Remix) Feat. Jeremih, Fetty Wap, Sage the Gemini & Troy Ave
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.