Angel Haze vs. Lauryn Hill – Rap Battle
With 56.41 percent of the vote, Angel Haze has managed to take the Rap Battle crown away from Ludacris and his song, 'Raised in the South,' this week. Although Luda didn't continue his budding winning streak, he didn't let Haze win so easily and had 43.59 percent of the vote -- making this one of TheDrop.fm's closer battles.
Detroit-born, Brooklyn-based Angel Haze's ‘Lofticries’ features lyrics over a whimsical beat by Canadian electronic duo Purity Ring. The song, along with another track she just dropped called ‘Element’, didn’t make her latest EP, ‘Reservation.’ However, the 2013 XXL Freshman honoree still wanted to share the work with her fans, which is always nice and very much welcomed.
“Never in a pickle / Catch me chillin’ with the calvary / That mean I be god-like / You bitches be salvaging / And I be like a paintbrush that is painting out a masterpiece,” she rhymes.
This week's opponent is Lauryn Hill. Despite her impending jail time, the rapper and singer recorded and released 'Neurotic Society,' a song that she was forced to release due to her recent legal issues. Although she was clearly not pleased to even create the track, the anger is laced throughout it with comments on today's society that may not make sense but paint a good picture of what's going on in Hill's head at the moment.
"We're living in a joke time, metaphorical coke time / Commerce and guru men, run the whole world man / Old drunken debauchery, old world brutality / Cold world kills softly, whole world runs savagely / Reading into prior things, program TV screens," Hill spits.
Will Angel Haze's fans keep her in the winning circle? Or will Lauryn Hill's devotees help her get the win? Vote for your favorite track in the poll below. Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Thurs., May 16, at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Angel Haze’s ‘Lofticries’
Listen to Lauryn Hill’s ‘Neurotic Society’
Rules of Rap Battle
Two hip-hop artists compete against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next Rap Battle. If an artist wins four straight Rap Battles, the song will be honored as immortal in TheDrop.fm Rap Battle Hall of Fame.