Machine Gun Kelly vs. Birdman – Rap Battle
It looks like Machine Gun Kelly is still holding strong and yet again won this week's Rap Battle, where we take two new songs and let you decide which one advances to the next round to ultimately land in our Hall of Fame. Lyrics, production and artistry are all factors in the artist’s victory.
Kelly’s ‘Started From the Bottom (Freestyle)’ went toe-to-to with Lloyd Banks‘ 'Follow the Leader’ from his upcoming album, 'All or Nothing Vol. 1: Failure's No Option.' While Kelly blew Jim Jones out of the water during their battle two weeks ago, Lloyd managed to hold his ground with a closer race. After fans voted, Kelly still dominated with 65.5 percent of the vote and left Banks with 34.5 percent.
Kelly's next opponent is Cash Money Records rapper Birdman with his new track, 'Fly Rich,' off his new mixtape, 'Rich Gang: All-Stars.' Not only does the track feature Future, Tyga, Meek Mill and Mystikal, but it also introduces fans to his new group project, Rich Gang.
'Fly Rich' is an in-your-face anthem that separates the real deal from the posers. Mystikal's section in the track explains it best with, "You know that’s him / Tryna sham when you come around stars like us / They threw the din / Ain’t got your game tight, ain’t got your swag up / Shame on them."
Will Birdman be the one to break Machine Gun Kelly's winning streak? Or will Kelly stay strong and get to the next round? Vote for your favorite track in the poll below. Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Thurs., Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Machine Gun Kelly's 'Started From the Bottom (Freestyle)'
Listen to Birdman's 'Fly Rich' Feat. Future, Tyga, Meek Mill & Mystikal
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.