Lauryn Hill vs. Wale – Rap Battle
Support for Lauryn Hill and her new song, ‘Neurotic Society,’ is still going strong. Taking 87.1 percent of the vote, she beat A$AP Ferg‘s ‘Work (Remix),’ which unfortunately walked away with 12.9 percent in last week’s Rap Battle.
Hill recorded and released ‘Neurotic Society’ due to her recent legal issues and tax evasion charges. Although she was clearly not pleased to even create the track, the anger is laced throughout it. She comments on today’s society, which may not make sense to some, but does 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,” she spits.
Wale is this week’s competitor. His song, ‘LoveHate Thing,’ deals with a lot of “passive-aggressive hate” the D.C. rapper has been facing since he hit the big time. “You made me what I am, you made me what I am not / They gon’ love you a little different when you at the top,” he delivers.
With Sam Dew on the hook, this is a new song off Wale’s upcoming third LP, ‘The Gifted,’ out on June 25.
Will Hill be able to hold on to her Rap Battle crown for a third consecutive week? Or will Wale’s revealing track win the hearts and votes? Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Thurs., May 30, at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Lauryn Hill’s ‘Neurotic Society’
Listen to Wale’s ‘LoveHate Thing’ Feat. Sam Dew
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.