Posts tagged "Rihanna"

Return to Story

Rihanna – “Where Have You Been” Video

Remember the beginning of the "Black Or White" video, where Michael Jackson is dancing on the African veldt? Well, that's pretty much Rihanna's video for the Talk That Talk club-jam "Where Have You Been," except that Rihanna's video is (obviously) way, way sexier, and it sadly doesn't feature an airborne George Wendt. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012

Drake – “Take Care” & “HYFR” Videos

Perhaps because of some unexplained hatred for music bloggers, Drake picked Friday night to release two videos for singles from Take Care, Stereogum's second-favorite album of 2011. The album's Rihanna duet title track is an emotively clubby Jamie xx-produced track, a reworking of one of his Gil Scott-Heron remixes, and its video i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 6, 2012

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012

Rihanna – “You Da One” Video

While a lot of criticism -- most of it fair -- has been pointed at Rihanna's Talk That Talk, a record that feels rushed and trend-chasing, its latest single "You Da One" is so strong that it basically validates the experiment. Now, the dubby, churning dancehall jam has a heavily stylized video; check it… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 23, 2011

Florence Covers Drake’s “Take Care”

Earlier today, Florence + The Machine reshaped Drake's "Take Care" during their BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session at Maida Vale Studios, giving the track a more cinematic feel by adding strings and supplying the usual Florence cathedral-in-the-clouds vocal treatment. It's pretty faithful to the original, though. Before performing the song Welch noted… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 25, 2011

Rihanna Talk That Talk Comment Party

It almost seems silly to download a Rihanna leak early, since you already know that about half these songs will absolutely dominate the radio at some point over the next eight months or so. She is, however, one of the most dependable big-pop delivery systems we have working for us at the moment, and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2011

Rihanna – “Talk That Talk” (Feat. Jay-Z)

UPDATE: Also below, check out the full version of Rihanna's "Drunk On Love," the new track that samples the xx's "Intro." Rihanna's new album Talk That Talk is imminent, and we've already heard the radio-dominating "We Found Love" and the brand-new single "You Da One," plus clips from every song on theMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011

Rihanna – “You Da One”

Rihanna's latest single, the house-inflected "We Found Love," has already conquered the world, and we've learned that her new album Talk That Talk features an xx sample and a Jay-Z guest verse. And now "You Da One," the second single from the album, is making the internet rounds. Compared to "We Found Love,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011

Rihanna Hearts The xx

Her retro early-'90s-style club banger "We Found Love" has already blown the fuck up, and now we're learning more and more about Rihanna's forthcoming album Talk That Talk. A bunch of clips of album tracks have leaked, and perhaps the most intriguing one is "Drunk On Love," which features a sample of the xx'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2011

Coldplay Cover Rihanna’s “We Found Love”

In their infinite wisdom, the still-ridiculously-popular Coldplay recorded a version of "We Found Love," the monster new dancepop single from their "Princess Of China" collaborator Rihanna, for the BBC. With their downbeat, piano-led version, Coldplay have effectively transformed "We Found Love" into a Coldplay song, though they've managed to do it without squashing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2011

Rihanna – “We Found Love” Video

The video for Rihanna's new '90s-house-throwback single "We Found Love" plays like Requiem For A Dream or Trainspotting or any of these other drug movies that starts out exhilarating and turns horrific, except that the exhilarating parts are still kind of horrific and the horrific parts are still kind of exhilarating. For some reason,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2011

Coldplay – “Princess Of China” (Feat. Rihanna)

Here it is, the track Chris Martin has called his "favorite bit" from next week's Mylo Xyloto LP. "Princess Of China" features a vocal from Rihanna in the band's most interesting pairing since working with Eno. (Or maybe since getting covered by Willie for Chipotle.) "Princess" is a swing for the fences, with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 17, 2011

Rihanna – “We Found Love”

For whatever reason, Rihanna recruited British dance-music goofball Calvin Harris to produce "We Found Love," her new single, which means it's a finely polished, absolutely cheesed-out rave banger. The track cranks the house theatrics of "Only Girl (In The World)" way past 11, and its vintage early-'90s organ-bloops and passionately meaningless chorus are enough… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2011

Rihanna – “Cheers (Drink To That)” Video

Real Talk: I've been waiting for Rihanna to release "Cheers (Drink To That)" as a single since the first time I heard her 2010 album Loud. The track is a viciously singalongable drinking anthem, and it always needed to be more than a deep cut. Well, the song finally has a video, but that video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2011

The 7 Best Videos Of The Week

We've got new videos from Rihanna, UNKLE, The Grates, and WU LYF this week. I especially like the Ford & Lopatin video because it's the human version of those Friskies ads. The ones where the cat hallucinates and believes that turkeys, fish, and other edibles worship cats like gods? They'd make really good Animal… More »

By: jessica / June 3, 2011

Download Hood Internet’s TVOTR x Rihanna Mashup

The Hood Internet released a new mash-up today -- it combines Nine Types Of Light track "Cannonball" and Rihanna's "Only Girl." It's a surprisingly pleasing combination -- Hood Internet removes the horns from the TVOTR and turns it into a smoldering torch song for Rihanna. More »

By: jessica / April 11, 2011

Giggs – “Hard 3style”

Giggs is the UK rapper whose gigs have become nearly impossible to catch on account of how interesting the UK police find his extra-curricular activities. As it goes, copious references to gangsta life pepper his tracks and track titles, as on "Gangsta Hop," a cut featuring US dude du jour Waka Flocka Flame, appearing o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 22, 2011

Rihanna, Kanye & Drake Did The NBA All-Star Halftime Show, Sports Fans

On the same weekend as Kanye's Enter The Void-jacking "All Of The Lights" video dropped, Ye dropped in during that song for Rihanna's hits-medley halftime show at last night's NBA All-Star game. Also appearing was Drake, most recently seen wooing Rihanna's booty during the Grammys telecast. All that in the 11:42 of halftime… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 21, 2011

Kanye West – “All Of The Lights” Video

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy's most triumphant brass fanfare meets the Star Wars font it was always intended for, along with a cameo from Rihanna with Ye on top of a cop car and Cudi in red leather, both MJ style (our [redacted] dead) and a nod to Enter The Void's opening title sequence,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 19, 2011

Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

Arcade Fire pulled off the upset of the night (or, at least, left a few people at home upset) by winning the Album Of The Year Grammy last night. Things looked good for the band when it became obvious that they'd be the last performance (nearly every performer went home with awards later i… More »

By: jessica / February 14, 2011