The Weeknd vs. Tink – The Boombox Battle
The Weeknd is going strong with his second win in The Boombox Battle. With over 81 percent of the votes in last week's battle, the Canadian crooner climbed past John Legend and Common's Oscar Award-winning track, "Glory."
Known for his sexually-charged tunes, the Weeknd brings us yet another one, which appears on the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtrack. The sensual ballad recounts his desires in the bedroom. And although he does the same on tracks like "Often" and "Earned It," he further proves that you can sing about sex in so many ways and have them sound very different.
“I’m in control when you give me your body (yeah) / I feel our souls burning up when I’m inside of you / And I’ma leave a mark just to remind you where you belong, baby,” he croons.
Tink is his opponent this week. With the ability to sing and rap, the Chicago native poses as a double threat with her new track, "Ratchet Commandments." Produced by her mentor Timbaland, Tink takes some inspiration from Biggie's "10 Crack Commandments" but flips the script to call out women overtly using their sexuality to get attention.
“I been at this thing for years, it’s done turned me to an animal / Some of y’all ratchet, I’ma write you hoes a manual / Step by step G s--- for you to keep / This the ratchet commandments, I need a moment to preach,” she delivers.
Who will win this week? Will it be the Weeknd's bump-and-grind ballad? Or Tink's aggressive banger? Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., March 10, at 10AM ET.
Listen to The Weeknd's "Where You Belong"
Listen to Tink's "Ratchet Commandments"
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.