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Rude Boy (Explicit Version)

by Rihanna

Rated R by Rihanna

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Rude Boy (Explicit Version)

by Rihanna

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Label: Def Jam Records
Hope Rihanna's still carrying that umbrella, because from the sound of Rated R, sunshine's a long way away. Written and recorded in the wake of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown's assault on the singer, the album bristles with anger and doubt, not all of it directed outwards. Sharing production duties, Chase & Status, Stargate, The-Dream, Ne-Yo and others favor dark, almost gothic sounds to fit the mood, with acoustic guitars and synthesizers drizzling over beats like freezing rain on a sheer cliff. For all the drama, it's shockingly intimate, especially on the confessional "Stupid in Love."

About This Album

Hope Rihanna's still carrying that umbrella, because from the sound of Rated R, sunshine's a long way away. Written and recorded in the wake of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown's assault on the singer, the album bristles with anger and doubt, not all of it directed outwards. Sharing production duties, Chase & Status, Stargate, The-Dream, Ne-Yo and others favor dark, almost gothic sounds to fit the mood, with acoustic guitars and synthesizers drizzling over beats like freezing rain on a sheer cliff. For all the drama, it's shockingly intimate, especially on the confessional "Stupid in Love."

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About This Album

Hope Rihanna's still carrying that umbrella, because from the sound of Rated R, sunshine's a long way away. Written and recorded in the wake of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown's assault on the singer, the album bristles with anger and doubt, not all of it directed outwards. Sharing production duties, Chase & Status, Stargate, The-Dream, Ne-Yo and others favor dark, almost gothic sounds to fit the mood, with acoustic guitars and synthesizers drizzling over beats like freezing rain on a sheer cliff. For all the drama, it's shockingly intimate, especially on the confessional "Stupid in Love."