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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 out… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 23, 2011 - 12:14 pm

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 that the… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 25, 2011 - 2:20 pm

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 - 8:35 am

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 the album. And now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 10:03 am

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," it's restrained… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011 - 11:14 am

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's "Intro."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2011 - 12:38 pm

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 the chorus'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2011 - 11:29 am

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, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2011 - 2:52 pm

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 Rihanna scene-setting… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 17, 2011 - 8:01 am

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 to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2011 - 3:54 pm

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 - 4:53 pm

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 Collective… More »

By: jessica / June 3, 2011 - 1:44 pm

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 - 2:33 pm

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 - 12:27 pm

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 show, here… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 21, 2011 - 11:37 am

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, all… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 19, 2011 - 4:39 pm

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 in the… More »

By: jessica / February 14, 2011 - 10:31 am

The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's best videos include clips from Rural Alberta Advantage, Rihanna, CocknBullKid, How To Dress Well, and Lord Huron. This week I've decided to start picking one extra video that isn't one of the best of the week, but is still worth watching/talking about, like that excessively violent South Central video from last week. Or… More »

By: jessica / February 4, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Kanye Dark Twisted Fantasy Leaking, Pre-Order Up

When not beefing with Bush or showing us his bushy beef, Kanye West makes music. The Bon Iver-guesting "Monster" has been floating around for awhile. You've also maybe watched the 35-minute "Runaway" video. You'll find "All Of The Lights" on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, too. This one won't take as long to process a… More »

By: brandon / November 4, 2010 - 3:11 pm

Taylor Momsen Covers The xx And Rihanna AT THE SAME TIME

Courtney Love already hates her, so Gossip Girl's Carrie Wright Taylor Momsen probably didn't think twice about dissing Rihanna in Spin a few weeks back. “People think pop is rock, and the lines are getting blurred," she said. "Now Rihanna’s wearing fucking leather jackets, and it’s really annoying.” Whoops. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 25, 2010 - 5:41 pm