Lauryn Hill vs. Fat Joe – Rap Battle
Lauryn Hill has held on to her Rap Battle crown with 'Neurotic Society," and last week was no different. Walking away with 55.12 percent of the vote, she was able to beat Wale and his song, 'LoveHate Thing,' which only received 44.88 percent.
Hill recorded and released ‘Neurotic Society’ due to her recent legal issues and tax evasion charges. She was clearly not pleased to create the track, which is showcased through the anger heard in her lyrics. 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.
Fat Joe is Hill's opponent this week with his new track, 'Love Me Long Time.' Featuring Future, the song's premise centers on how much Joe has spoiled his lady only to find out that she doesn't really love him.
“Gave you keys to that drop / 100 G’s just to shop / Bal Harbour to the harbor / Diving off them yachts,” he raps. “I got you used to that winnin’ / I got use to them women / Now you beefin’, say you leavin’ / Never dreamed of this endin’,” he delivers.
While this looks to be a standalone track, the Terror Squad rapper is currently working on his 11th studio album.
Will Hill continue to hold on to her winning streak next week and become the next artist to enter the Rap Battle Hall of Fame? Or will Fat Joe take that chance away from her? Remember you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Thurs., June 6, at 10 AM ET.
Listen to Lauryn Hill’s ‘Neurotic Society’
Listen to Fat Joe’s ‘Love Me Long Time' Feat. Future
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.