Ludacris vs. Mac Miller – Rap Battle
With only 40.28 percent, Azealia Banks couldn’t top Tyler the Creator and his track ‘Slater,’ which took 59.72 percent of the vote in last week’s Rap Battle. Not only does this mean that Tyler has won yet again, but it also means that he is now the second rapper to enter the Rap Battle Hall of Fame.
This week, we have two new contenders in the Rap Battle ring. The first is Ludacris and his new track, ‘Raised in the South,’ featuring Young Jeezy. Off his upcoming mixtape, ‘I Don’t Give a F—,’ Luda, who’s big on repping his southern roots, lays it all out there on this head-banging beat. His growling lyrics warn listeners not to mess with his turf.
“Who I am, I’m the man with a plane / And a n—- with verses, blowin’ a rapper to pieces / Got a crew full of untamed dogs, and I’m thinkin’ that / I’m really ’bout to let ’em off the leashes, (Roof) / I’m scratchin’ the surface / The n—- with the million dollar verses / These rappers are worthless / And all I really wanna do is piss ’em off on purpose,” he delivers.
While Ludacris gives props to his roots, Mac Miller questions the world in his latest track, ‘S.D.S.’ Also known as ‘Somebody Do Something,’ ‘S.D.S.’ is the lead single off Miller’s upcoming LP, ‘ Watching Movies With the Sound Off,’ and was produced by Flying Lotus. Unlike his other tracks, this one features topics like religion, American social classes and plain superficiality.
“Where the world don’t give a f— ’bout how you physically look / All your songs are 16’s and a hook / We’re here to reinvent music, it’s time for the revolution / I’m down for the movement, trying not to lose it / Jewish Buddhist tryna consume the views of Christianity / Wonder if Hindus like to eat fish soup,” he spits.
Will Ludacris’ ‘Raised in the South’ beat out Mac Miller’s ‘S.D.S.’? Vote for your favorite track in the poll below. Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Thurs., May 2, at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Ludacris’ ‘Raised in the South’ Feat. Young Jeezy
Listen to Mac Miller’s ‘S.D.S.’
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.