Lyric Battle (Grammy Edition): Best New Artist Nominees



This week's lyric battle is a BATTLE ROYALE! A competition of epic lyrical proportions, it's...the GRAMMY NOMINEES 5-WAY LYRIC BATTLE! If you're not excited enough from seeing that picture and hearing me hoot and holler about it, why don't we take a look at the Grammy category and nominees competing in this here lyric battle:

Ladies first, we have Nicki Minaj, arguably the most popular current artist of the category. Then there's J. Cole, a brand new rapper on Jay-Z's label who's very promising. There's The Band Perry who have had great success in the country world and are just beginning to cross over into pop. There's Bon Iver, the indie-acoustic band who has friends in high places (Kanye West, Rick Ross), not to mention are really talented. And lastly, Skrillex, the dubstep artist who's taking the mainstream world by storm. PHEW, long list!

We chose a few of their best lyrics and but all 5 of these acts up against each other. Be sure to vote for your favorite below!

Nicki Minaj - Super Bass:
I said, excuse me you're a hell of a guy / I mean my, my, my, my you're like pelican fly / I mean, you're so shy and I'm loving your tie / You're like slicker than the guy with the thing on his eye

J. Cole - Work Out:
Carolina blue kicks, fresh on the scene / Hottest n**** on the block, damn girl you mean / They be starting shit, but it's your world / On my Martin shit, you go girl 

The Band Perry - If I Die Young:
If I die young, bury me in satin / Lay me down on a bed of roses / Sink me in the river at dawn / Send me away with the words of a love song

Bon Iver - Holocene:
And at once I knew I was not magnificent / Strayed above the highway aisle / (Jagged vacance, thick with ice) / I could see for miles, miles, miles

Skrillex

 

You can check out the rest of the nominees here and be sure to tune into the 2012 Grammys on CBS, Sunday February 12th at 8/7c!