Rascal Flatts get their rap on in the ultimate battle Twitter/@DroptheMicTBS

Award-winning country music group Rascal Flatts is about to take on a challenge that you might not expect.

The trio, made up of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, is going up against the fellows of Boyz II Men in an ultimate celebrity rap battle. It’s all part of an upcoming episode of TBS’ series, “Drop the Mic.”

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The event won’t go down until Tuesday, Nov. 14. But lucky for us, the network has shared a sneak peek clip on Twitter, featuring the rap war between the two superstar acts.

In this clip, Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris begins the showdown by asking the DJ to drop a beat. He then shows off his wordplay and rhyming skills by poking fun at Rascal Flatts’ song, “What Hurts the Most.” Afterwards, Flatts members Joe and Jay attempt to take down their challengers with witty remarks about the Boyz II Men songs “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” and “One Sweet Day.”

“Drop the Mic,” hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, is a spin-off from James Corden’s popular late night rap battle segment on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Other stars set to take the stage on Nov. 14 include “Veep” actors Tony Hale and Timothy Simmons.

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Though it may seem odd to pit Rascal Flatts against Boyz II Men, it’s not the first time they have shared a stage. In 2012, they joined forces on a rendition of “Life is a Highway” at Arnold Palmer’s “Music For Champions” benefit concert in Orlando, Florida.


Rascal Flatts is now nominated for Duo/Group of the Year and Fan Moment of the Year in the Rare Country Awards, and it’s up to you to decide the winner. Vote now at until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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