Hey, Rihanna's 'American Oxygen' Video Is a Pretty Decent Thinkpiece

I mean it! The new video for Rihanna's moody, mid-tempo, cursing salutation of her adopted country (a song co-written with X Ambassadors' Sam Harris) pulls the cheap yet wildly effective trick of montage juxtaposition, all in the palette of American strife and striving: a protestor throws a Molotov cocktail, a… » 4/16/15 11:30am 4/16/15 11:30am

The New America: Beyonce, Rihanna and Carly Rae Jepsen Drop Singles

And the world explodereded. Watch Bey and Rihanna now before they’re taken down. Cuz they’ll be taken down. Cuz they’re exclusively on Tidal. Now thinking “This is the new America” line from Rihanna’s new song “American Oxygen” very much about listening to music in the age of Tidal. Same with “I live so I can die… » 4/05/15 3:45pm 4/05/15 3:45pm

Angry Just Brittany Fans Think Rihanna Stole 'BBHMM,' Are Likely Wrong

Fans of the Houston singer Just Brittany are currently irate on Twitter, claiming that Rihanna's latest single, "Bitch Better Have My Money," is a rip-off of Just Brittany's "Betta Have My Money," because both choruses feature the phrase "bitch better have my money." While I appreciate and respect fandom, especially… » 4/03/15 7:30pm 4/03/15 7:30pm

Yes, That's Wilson Phillips on Kanye & Rihanna's 'FourFiveSeconds'

"FourFiveSeconds," the Kanye West and Rihanna song that revitalized Paul McCartney's career, apparently didn't just stop with the former Beatle: Billboard reveals that another old fave got a re-up on the jammer, and that's none other than the perennially harmonizing, posi-core girl-power trio Wilson Phillips. » 4/01/15 10:10am 4/01/15 10:10am

Rihanna Tricked Us.

After all the hoo-ha, Rihanna hath unleashed but a snippet of "Bitch Better Have My Money," the new single we all stayed up past our bedtimes to cop. Annoyingly, you must download the app Dubsmash, from iTunes, to get about ten seconds of the song's Intro and Outro—the latter of which has Rihzus singing "moo-la-la"… » 3/26/15 9:52am 3/26/15 9:52am

Ester Dean Combats Ain't-Shit Dudes On Her New EP

The opening song on Ester Dean's new EP, Miss Ester Dean, is a jam about stealing a crap dude's ex-girlfriend. "How he let a bad motherfucker like you go?" she wonders. It's a good question. Not only is it bigging up a quote-unquote "cold ass bitch," it's also Ester showing off her mack prowess by floating off with… » 3/24/15 9:30pm 3/24/15 9:30pm

Fancy Fashion at Last Night's Fancy Mad Men and Home Parties

It's Spring and you know what that means: the television is about to bombard us with Sunday night shows that will impede upon our collective ability to go outside and actually enjoy the Springness of it all. (Looking at you, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Best Bars in America.) But with great power comes great… » 3/23/15 1:00pm 3/23/15 1:00pm