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Rihanna Teases ‘First Ever’ IMAX Music Video for ‘Sledgehammer’

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Several months after the release of her seventh studio album ANTI, Rihanna is keeping busy with a new soundtrack cut called Sledgehammer, an original track for the space epic Star Trek Beyond.

The bad gal teased what she called the “1st ever IMAX music video” for the ballad on Twitter (June 28). In the 27-second snippet, Rih dons a baggy red ensemble against a cosmic backdrop as purple orbs appear at her fingertips.

“Sledgehammer” marks the first music video shot entirely with IMAX® cameras. Director Floria Sigismondi used the new ALEXA IMAX camera, the same camera that was used to film the key battle sequence in “CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.” The ALEXA IMAX 65mm camera is a next-generation revolutionary 2D digital camera developed through a partnership between ARRI and IMAX for in the IMAX format. The “Sledgehammer” video is produced by Maavven. The latest trailer for Star Trek Beyond featured a preview of the song.

Sigismondi stated, “I have been a fan of ‘STAR TREK’ since I was a little girl. I loved the idea that it explored new territory and the unknown. So being able to be the first director to shoot a music video entirely with IMAX cameras and use this revolutionary technology to explore a different type of new territory was a dream come true.”

Star Trek Beyond actors, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, praised the song after their 27-year-old co-star Yelchin passed away earlier this month in a car accident. “Thank you @badgalriri, for a beautiful song during one of the most difficult times for our StarTrek family,” Zaldana offered in an Instagram caption. “We know Anton would be proud.”

Star Trek Beyond lands in theaters on July 22 while the epic visual for “Sledgehammer” will hit Tidal and Vevo at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 30.

“STAR TREK BEYOND,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

From Paramount Pictures and Skydance, “STAR TREK BEYOND” is a Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment production. The film stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Directed by Justin Lin, the third film in the franchise series is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, and Justin Lin; and executive produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Tommy Harper. Based upon “Star Trek” created by Gene Roddenberry, the screenplay is written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung.

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Drake Joins N.E.R.D. & Rihanna on New ‘Lemon’ Remix

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Drake opens a new remix of “Lemon,” N.E.R.D. and Rihanna’s collaboration off of 2017’s No One Ever Really Dies.

Pharrell premiered the track during a guest mix on OVO Sound Radio Saturday night (March 17). He then tweeted a preview of the “Lemon” remix, which is now available on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify.

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Rihanna releases “Consideration (Dance Remixes)”

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The ANTI era isn’t over yet. New remixes for “Consideration ft. SZA” are out now! Listen on Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music.

Tracklisting:

  1. MK
  2. Dirty South
  3. Mangal Suvarnan
  4. James Carter
  5. Will Clarke
  6. Stafford Brothers

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New Music: N*E*R*D feat. Rihanna – Lemon

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N*E*R*D is back and for their first comeback single they invited Rihanna! Check out the brand new track called “Lemon” where we can hear Rihanna…rapping! Welcome the new Queen of Rap everyone!

 

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LYRICS

[Intro: Pharrell Williams]
The truth will set you free
But first, it’ll piss you off

[Verse 1: Pharrell Williams]
Hey! Bad bitches wanna be my bae
Hey! Hold me down like the C.I.A
Hey! Side of my car, tryna see my face
Hey! Want me to beat it like the T.I. case
Oh (hey!) and if it’s heated I’ma be my face
Hey! And best believe, it’s gon’ be outrageous
Hey! Hatin’ niggas can’t believe my race
Hey! Niggas hit you with the Eli face, oh

[Refrain: Pharrell Williams]
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’
Scrunchin’ their eyes with your name in their mouth and
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’

[Verse 2: Pharrell Williams]
Hey! You keep askin’ me where I’m from
Hey! I brought the borders and did I run?
Hey! Keep askin’ how I feel ’bout guns
Hey! It’s a light and dark army, which side you choose? Oh
Hey! If not now then when?
Hey! And if not me then who?
Hey! Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, my friends
Hey! I tried to tell y’all about this dude

[Refrain: Pharrell Williams]
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’
Hate [?] found right in their couches
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’

Wait, wait a minute
Shout out to them people, people
Wait, wait a minute
P-p-p-people, people
Wait, wait a minute
Mad ethnic right now

[Chorus: Rihanna]
I get it how I live it
I live it how I get
Count the mothafuckin’ digits
I pull up with a lemon
Not ’cause she ain’t livin’
It’s just your eyes get acidic
And this here ain’t a scrimmage
Mothafucka, we ain’t finished
I told you we won’t stop
A nigga ’bout his business
Like yours, but you rented
Wave hello to the top
Nigga the Veyron glide
Tell the paparazzi get the lens right
Got the window down, top, blowin’ la
Got the hazard on, only doin’ five
You can catch me, Rih, in the new La Ferrar’

[Verse 3: Rihanna]
And the drop behind got arms
Yeah, longer than LeBron
Just waitin’ for my thumb like The Fonz
Woo! This beat tastes like lunch
But it’s runnin’ from veneers and it’s runnin’ from the fronts
But everyday, hey, we’re lemonade
I was afraid, once a nigga graduate
Would I be okay?
So I prayed and I prayed
It’s Rihanna, nigga
My constellation in space
Worst [?], done sparked dem chase, nigga

[Bridge: Pharrell Williams]
Nigga, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face
Bath, bath salt, bitin’ speakers in the face

[Chorus: Pharrell Williams]
I get it how I live it
I live it how I get
Count the mothafuckin’ digits
I pull up with a lemon
Not ’cause he ain’t livin’
It’s just your eyes get acidic
And this here ain’t a scrimmage
Mothafucka, we ain’t finished
I told you we won’t stop
A nigga ’bout his business
Like yours, but you rented
Wave hello to the top
Nigga the Veyron glide
Tell the paparazzi get the lens right
Got the window down, top, blowin’ la
Got the hazard on, only doin’ five
You can catch me…

[Refrain: Pharrell Williams]
Bouncin’ around, bouncin’ around, bouncin’

[Outro: Pharrell Williams]
You can catch me
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute
Wait, wait a minute

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