Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Rihanna: Sell out?

 What is that stupid girls problems? All she ever sings about now is "little RiRi" if you get what I mean. And wtmf is up with all the stupid gang shit. Her Dad was a warehouse supervisor and her Mum was an accountant, like yeah her dad did more drugs than GlaxoSmithKline but who's Dad in the music industry is totally clean?

I think the thing that makes it funny is the fact that the silly little girl was an army cadet... Hardly thug-life, Rihanna... or is it Robyn? And guess who was her drill sergeant? Only Shontelle - yes, that Shontelle, the one who only wore a t-shirt and had Jimmy Choo's she was fed up of wearing. It just gets stupider and stupider.

Like she was signed at 16 to Syndicated Rhythm and just 2 years later she was signed to Jay so where the fuck did the little baby get time to forge her name as a ruthless gangster? She wanted to well at school and when she was in school she was in a cutsie three-piece with class mates... again I shall say it - Hardly thug-life.

Have you heard Music of the Sun and A Girl Like Me? Could there be any albums that were any cuter? Each track is sweet, melodic and just like... like really innocent tbh. But you know what I liked every track and so did her target market - little teens. She's just a little girl having fun. Dustings of really good love songs; she was criticized for it being maybe too old for her minor vocals but tbh she pulled it off. 

Fave tracks from both albums:
- Pon de replay
- Music of the Sun
- Let me
- Rush
- SOS
- Unfaithful
- Break it off
- We Ride
- A Girl Like Me
- P.S I'm still not over you
- A million miles away

Then Good Girl Gone Bad came out... This saw her begin to grow up a little but still she was the Rihanna we love. Still the tracks were fun, more dancy and really really good. I love every track on that album bar Say It, I really mean that. Every track is awesome. Umbrella was at UK number one for 10 weeks. It has sold over 4 million copies in just digital downloads as of this year. It went Platinum I think like 20 times and Gold twice. Just pure talent. Push Up On Me is reminiscent of Don't stop the Music but still a damn good track. Breakin' Dishes! OMG This doesn't get enough airplay tbh. Shut Up and Drive - awesome song, awesome video. Hate That I Love You  saw our jaws drop at the prospect of Ne-Ri or Ri-Yo. Sell Me Candy and Lemme Get That showed a little golddigger side. Rehab took our breath away and not just cuz Justin Timberlake was in it look just... Uh! Sorry had to wipe the dribble of my face. Question Existing gave us the real side of RiRi. And finally Good Girl Gone Bad  the track itself... It was a great song - good vocals, great lyrics ans awesome meaning, it was better than they typical daddy issues song... although she had that too... Who doesn't? She worked with Timberland on alot of her tracks and Ne-yo too and we all know they are in no way gangster - I mean Ne-yo released Year of the Gentleman! Props to him for that!

2 years later saw the release of R-Rated... This is where things get a little... Raunchy shall we say and the whole hard-ass shit begins to come in. I mean even the name is stupid, anyways... Mad House! OMG I listened to this song so many times before I even listened to the rest of the album - I loved it. Mad House and Wait Your Turn and were produced by Chase and Status!! So so so good. Hard and Rockstar 101 (feat. SLASH!!!) both amazing and produced by The Dream. Ne-yo comes in For Stupid In Love and Russian Roulette which I am told didn't too well in The States but the UK quite liked it. G4L... You know what I'm gunna say, right? "Gangster for life"? Where did this track come from? It's just a bit thick - I like the beat and the vocals but... RiRi is beginning to show that Thug- Life shit. Anyways... Fire Bomb and Rudeboy are just too good! Te Amo needed more airplay tbh it was such a great track putting aside it sounds like Miss. Independent by Ne-yo. The rest of the tracks are just forgettable if I'm honest. The album did no where near as good as any of it's predecessors.

Then we get Loud... This album mainly sees her work with Stargate whom she had worked with before for odd tracks on her other albums. What's My Name and Only Girl In The World were the most successful tracks on that album. This is the album where she just turns into a dominatrix. We get tracks like - S&M, Skin, Raining Men, Man Down and Love the Way You Lie (prt 2) just pure unadulterated sex. S&M video was deemed to extreme for Tv with it's reference to daddy issuses (ugh), her being a slut, BDSM, sex dolls, lady gaga look alike, Ri dressed as a giant sperm, lesbian kissing and her sucking off a banana... just down right weirdness . I kinda like Skin (that sounds wrong) it's an okay track. The best bit of Raining Men is the end. Man down... it got covered by Lil' Kim, we'll leave it at that. Fading, Complicated and California King Bed are the love songs we know Rihanna for. It did better than her last album though, I suppose.


Talk That Talk... The odd thing is tracks from that are doing well now even though when they were released like a year ago no one cared. The only tracks I know from that album are Where Have You Been, You da One and We Found Love and of those three I like two... well, one. What? We Found Love ended up getting over played and we ALL got a little fed up, you know it's true. It was called her worst album to date. This album did okay-ish, if you go by her last two albums. 

And now we finish up with Unapologetic. I haven't heard it yet but I am actually praying it will be good.

But I think I speak for a lot of Rihanna's Navy... Can we have the old RiRi back, please? You have left us behind and we just want you back.

Anyways, I apologise for this being such a rubbish blog. I was just really pissed off at Rihanna for turning into a sell-out.

What do you think?

Monica
         xxx

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