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Maybe you’ve heard of this young one “hit” singer Tiffany Evans from “Promise Ring”. Well, apparently she’s decided to make her comment about Rihanna’s new single. And that’s not just a review, it’s accusation! I would suggest finding out what “Russian Roulette” really is first! And like I wrote earlier on Twitter – it’s a metaphor people!! Read below Tifanny’s tweet and my comment.
“Russian Roulette= Suicidal Rate gon sky rocket!
You gotta watch what u say. Because there are a lot of weak people in the world. They are susceptible to anything so anything you say or do some people actually do listen. So make sure its nothing bad. Its okay to be deep,but not murder deep.
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Ne-Yo recently told MTV News that fans should prepare themselves.
“I’ve heard a good majority of the album … world, get ready,” he said. “That’s all I’m going to say: World, get ready.”
The R&B star, who worked with Rihanna on her last two albums, also said he had written a few songs for this new effort. But he continued to be evasive when asked about the sound the album.
“The best and safest way I can say this is that Rihanna has some stuff to say and she’s going to say it,” he continued, “and she ain’t going to make no apologies for it.”
Timberlake spoke to MTV News Saturday at the second annual Justin Timberlake & Friends Concert in Las Vegas, and told us his new songs with Rihanna are not just a rehash of what fans heard on Good Girl Gone Bad, but instead a whole new sound for the singer.
“I think she’s got, like, a million people writing songs for her, but the ones that we worked on she’s grown up a little bit and she has things that she can say,” he explained. “So that’s what we tried to do â€” craft things that are that of a young woman.” Timberlake added that because of the huge success of her last album, Rihanna wants to make sure she isn’t pigeonholed into one sound or vibe. “She broke onto the scene so hard with the last record â€” to have that many songs on the charts is impressive,” he said. “I think that the smartest thing she’s doing is not trying to emulate what she did but move forward … I’ve heard some of the stuff on the record and it’s awesome.”
Rihannaâ€™s new music is so top secret that even Tricky Stewart doesnâ€™t know if he will have the albumâ€™s first single. The hitman behind â€œUmbrellaâ€ spoke exclusively with Rap-Up.com again to reveal the monstrous results of his recording sessions with the superstar.
RAP-UP: Rihannaâ€™s fourth album has a release date of November 23.
TRICKY: Yes, yes.
RAP-UP: Last time we spoke, you hadnâ€™t yet recorded with her. What became of your studio sessions?
TRICKY: I canâ€™t talk about what happened, but itâ€™s really good for me [laughs]. We delivered a very, very big record, but I canâ€™t say what the name of it is or anything, just for the simple fact that itâ€™s actually top secret. Itâ€™s definitely going to be a single. Itâ€™s either going to be the first or the second single. I do know that.
RAP-UP: So you produced the new song and The-Dream wrote it. Is anyone featured on it?
TRICKY: Yes. I can say itâ€™s a rapper. Iâ€™m not gonna say who [laughs].
RAP-UP: Is the track uptempo?
TRICKY: Yes, itâ€™s uptempo. Itâ€™s a club banger and itâ€™s edgy.
RAP-UP: Would you say itâ€™s bigger than â€œUmbrellaâ€?
TRICKY: No, itâ€™s different. Itâ€™s a superstar taking a step in a totally different direction. This album is different than her past works.
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After a tough year for the songstress, Rihanna is bursting back onto the music scene with a hot new album, according to her confidante and frequent collaborator Ne-Yo.
â€œItâ€™s definitely more edgy than the way weâ€™re used to seeing Rihanna. Letâ€™s call it ‘liberated,’â€
Ne-Yo told In Touch at an Alfani and GQ-hosted party for his charity, The Compound Foundation, in New York on October 5. The singer and producer, who is penning some tunes for the Barbadian beauty as she hits the recording studio, acknowledges that recent events may have influenced her new style. â€œItâ€™s possible!â€ Ne-Yo added. Rihanna released her last album of fresh material, Good Girl Gone Bad, in the summer of 2007.
Source: Intouch Weekly | Thanks, Fluorescent!
Entertainment Weekly: So in addition to your own stuff, youâ€™ve been writing songs for other people lately.
Sean Kingston: Yeah, Rihanna has an album coming out and I submitted three songs. The people over there, everybody liked the songs, so weâ€™ll see where it goes. Iâ€™m just trying to write for everybody right now.
This doesn’t mean all the 3 songs he wrote for Rihanna will be on the album. There are probably hundreds of songs for this album, due to the big number of people Rihanna has been working with.
Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z sat down with Oprah Winfrey and disclosed his thoughts about the domestic abuse incident between pop star Rihanna and her former boyfriend Chris Brown.
Jay-Z said he had talked to Rihanna, 21, regarding the incident and explained that this was a situation that she could grow from.
“There’s a contingent of young people who are going through the same situation and no one is their voice,” the rapper said while on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that aired on Wednesday.
“She can be their hero or she can choose not to grow from this,” Jay-Z continued.
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Chase & Status, the London duo producing tracks on Rihanna’s forthcoming fourth album, say the 21-year-old Barbadian is “a real professional”.
Saul Milton and Will Kennard have spent “two sessions, three or four weeks in total” in the studio with Rihanna writing the follow-up to her 2007 album Good Girl Gone Bad.
Ordinarily recognised as drum and bass DJs, the pair say they haven’t altered their sound.
Saul Milton said: “A couple of bits really do sound like Chase & Status. They all do. But obviously some of them have got more of a song structure, but we still have our trademark big beats and big bass on there.”
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Justin Timberlake is currently working with Rihanna on her new album in the studio â€“ a project which Justin sees nothing but success for ahead.
â€œIn my opinion, sheâ€™s got the world in the palm of her hand right now, based on her success with her last record. The stuff weâ€™ve come up with in the studio, itâ€™s the next step for her. Itâ€™s a little more grown up. Itâ€™s got some edge to it.â€
For months now, rumors have been swirling that All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter was working with Rihanna on her upcoming album in a partnership made in hitmaker heaven. After all, Ritter already has an impressive string of radio smashes to his credit (“Swing, Swing,” “Dirty Little Secret,” “Move Along” and, most recently, “Gives You Hell), and Rihanna, well, she’s Rihanna.
The only problem was, neither party had actually commented on those rumors. Until last Friday, that is. As Ritter and AAR guitarist Nick Wheeler rehearsed with Wale and UCB for their performance on Sunday’s VMAs, MTV News asked him about working with Rihanna. And he was more than willing to talk about the collaboration.
“I actually met with her a couple of weeks ago and the funny thing is, I actually don’t remember half of it,” Ritter laughed. “I remember the first half of meeting her, but then, as the night progressed, somebody decided to drink too much Jameson. But seriously, she’s such a sweet girl that I’m gonna try to give her a little piece of my heart,” he went on. “I wanna get in a room with her, and I wanna see what flies. I’ve got some songs for her, like, little things written, and I wanna see what she wants. See if she wants something aggressive and rock, and I’ve also kinda got some really fun, clubby ideas.“