Tyler the Creator vs. Big Sean – Rap Battle
Going against Joey Bada$$‘s ‘Day in the Life,’ Tyler’s ‘Slater’ took 63.64 percent of the vote and was the clear winner this week. Meanwhile, Bada$$ only came out of the battle with 35.71 percent of the vote.
‘Slater’ put Tyler back in the studio with his Odd Future brother Frank Ocean and supposedly includes some guitar expertise from rocker Dave Matthews. The song is the second single off Tyler’s latest album, ‘Wolf,’ which released earlier this week. “Guess I win, checks started cashing in / I stopped rapping and started asking, ‘Where my f—ing passion is?’ / Probably where that f—– went (Who?), Tyler talking father problems / Shocky s— he spit to popping topics in a gossip column,” he delivers on this track, which talks about his road to hip-hop success.
This week, Big Sean‘s ‘Switch Up’ featuring G.O.O.D. Music rapper and occasional actor Common, hopes to kick Tyler out of the running for the Rap Battle Hall of Fame. The latest single off his upcoming album, ‘Hall of Fame,’ Sean emphasizes the importance of loyalty despite all the changes that can happen throughout one’s life or more specifically, a rapper’s career. “I seen cars switch up, seen hoes switch up / Seen money all switch up, when the days get dimmer / Who gonna leave you there and who gonna leave with ya / This for the ones that’s always with ya, ain’t switch,” Sean spits on the song’s hook,” he delivers on the hook.
Will Tyler the Creator’s ‘Slater’ hold on to his winning streak for a third straight week? Or will Big Sean’s catchy ‘Switch Up’ become the new Rap Battle winner? Vote for your favorite track in the poll below. Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Thurs., Apr. 18, at 10 a.m. ET.
Listen to Tyler the Creator’s ‘Slater’
Listen to ‘Switch Up’ Feat. Common
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.