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New Song: Rihanna – ‘Hard (ft. Young Jeezy)’

rihanna rated r1 New Song: Rihanna   Hard (ft. Young Jeezy)

Wow, it really does seem like Rihanna overload today. Just as a the official tracklist of her ‘Rated R’ LP was unveiled, a new cut from the album, the Young Jeezy assisted ‘Hard’ surfaced. Is it any good though?

Admittedly this is perhaps the best track I’ve heard from the album thus far. Saying that, that’s not particularly a difficult feat to achieve. Sticking to its good points, though, the beat goes hard (no pun intended) and Ms. Fenty’s swagger (however unjustified that is is) rides the production quite effortlessly during the verses – in the process making her irritatingly nasal vocals (on the repetitive and lyrically empty chorus) that much more tolerable this go round.  Why wasn’t this the first single?

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  • November 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    RIHANNAFAN says:
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    Rihanna doin the s*** cant wait THE WAIT IS OVA

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  • November 2, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    parisian girl says:
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    YESSSSSSSSS RIRI!!!!she’s about to dominate once again!!!!i LOVE this song!!!!

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  • November 2, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    JP says:
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    This should have been the first single in my opinion. this is the best of the leaked material released so far. I’m a little curious as to what they are doing with this project in terms of buzz singles and the actual real 1st and 2nd single. Russian Roulette was a weird first release single in my opinion. This song gives me some hope for this era.

    Hard>The Demo Version of Te Amo>Russian Roulette>the rough draft leaked Wait Your Turn (The Wait Is Ova)

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  • November 2, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    Rihanna sit down says:
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    lol, a lot of back to back, Chris Brown and Rihanna post on a lot of blogs today, not just yours Sam, I ain’t feeling this song, I think Rihanna will struggle this time round, success wise.

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  • November 2, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Phat says:
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    A.HOT.MESS!

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  • November 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm
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  • November 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    WTF says:
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    PHAT SFTUU

    this track goes hardddddd
    and samm honestly if rihanan got hit by a buss you would probabbly celebrate , your such a sad person that you hav to sit on your blog eerryday and hat on this gurl whos done nothin to you, if u dont like her voice , thats fine … jus leave her alon then

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  • November 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    HMMMM...I Smell b******* says:
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    This ChRihanna overload is sooooooo fake. Why is it that all of a sudden they are dropping all their new promo in the same time frame. Such a shame that a real situation (her getting her ass beat) is being played out for sales. I just read on Media Takeout that she says nothing directly about “the incident” in her Good Morning America interview. Yet that is all that is being hyped….I SMELL b*******.

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  • November 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    hihihihihi says:
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    “Ms. Fenty’s swagger (however unjustified that is is)”

    MOTHERFUCKER PLZ

    SHE SOLD MORE THAN CIARA AMERIE CHRISTINA M KELLY R TEAIRRA M ETC.
    SHE IS THE SECOND MOST RELEVANT CHICK AFTER BEYONCE::::f*** U SAM

    12MILLIONALBUM SOLD
    3 SONG BEING CERTIFIED FOR 3MILLION DOWNLOADS SOLD (THE ONLY PERSON TO DO SO)
    A GRAMMY
    5 #1s (SHE GOT IT FASTER THAN BEY)
    COUNTLESS TOP TEN HITS
    UMBRELLA THE 8TH BIGGEST SONG THIS DECADE
    THE ONLY ARTIST BESIDES MICHAEL AND JANET O HAVE 7 TOP 40 HITS FROM ONE ALBUM

    AND U STILL SAY SHES NOT A SUPERSTAR´?????????????*
    HER SWAGGA AINT RIGHT AHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAH

    U R A LOSER

    NYWAYS SONG IS OK

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  • November 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    caroline says:
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    ok, i dont even like vrihanna. but you all are knuckleheads including SAM. if she’s so bad why are you writing about her or talking about her. I love to see the paasion you write about someone you alledgedly dont like but the silly little boy who beats women is praised as a genious. oh please. im too grown for this. last time i come to this sie.

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  • November 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    CHIA says:
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    Im with sam! Rihorrid sucks. This song is a better cut but, she still hasnt sold me on the whole talent thing. This girl wants street creds now. LMAO! Be careful what you ask for Rihorrid!

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  • November 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    gina says:
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    hmmm, better than the wait is ova but still not good- i’m still underwhelmed- something is not clicking- give me Whitney’s ‘for thelovers ‘ anyday, now that rides hard

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  • November 2, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    GeeMan says:
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    The best track from this era but nothin special

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  • November 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    markfresh421 says:
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    I agree with you Sam.. This should’ve been the first single out of the choices out right now. It rides hard and Jeezy’s assistance will get Urban Radio.I like Rihanna a lot but she’s gonna have to step up to keep up wit GaGa(who’s the only person keepin up wit B IMO.). U never kno u can’t sleep on her cus of the 1st singles. She may have jus wanted to vent, she may have more pull than u think at Def Jam.

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  • November 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    D-enda says:
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    All the s*** talking you give this girl I would expect her to sound like Cassie and drunk Amy Winehouse. No, this song is great and it is growing!

    You need to quit with this hating. I could be hating on you because you have dropped the ball many times on your blog and commentaries. They aren’t up to par with many. So don’t hate on the hottest woman in this industry, she may not be the best at everything, but she is doing her thing.

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  • November 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    delroy says:
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    I agree with few that arenot hardcore rihanna fans. Cos i think that this is a good track, and it is better than her first single and THE WAIT IS OVA. I don’t agree with the whole, this should be the first single as Rihanna’s fans are mostly pop fans. and i do no that ppl that are not pop freaks like her music 2 im one of them as well.

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  • November 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    SWAGGEDUPSTUD says:
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    DAT PIC OF HERS FROM THE RUN THIS TOWN VIDEO GOT ILLUMANTI WRITTEN ALL OVER IT SMH….

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  • November 2, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    DanniB says:
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    hey thanks for posting it streaming so i didnt have to download this viral fuckery to my computer. :) lol.

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  • November 2, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    BLACK says:
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    OMG this is the BEST single from her album i heard yet, go rihanna!!!

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  • November 2, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    anonymous says:
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    OH WOW, SAM IS TRYN HARRRD TO HATE, PPL SHUDNT RISE TO HIS COMMENTS, AS HE’S CLEARLY TRYING TO IRRITATE THE PEOPLE THAT COME HEAR, WHY I DONT KNOW, AS IT ISNT VERY TACTICLE, JUST HIGHLIGHTS HOW MUCH OF A PR*CK HE IS.

    BUT ANYWAY TRUST HIM TO LIKE THE ONE RIHANNA SONG I CANT STAND

    THIS SONG HASNT GOT FIRST SINGLE POTENTIAL ITS AN ALBUM TRACK AT BEST
    LACK OF MELODY, LACK OF ANY SUBSTANCE , ITS JUST STRAIGHT UP
    “IM GHETTO 2″ CRAP, SICK OF THESE GRITTY SINGLES BY FEMALES TRYNA DROP A HARD SWAGGA, RIHANNA’S SWAG IS SICK AS IT IS, SHE DOESNT NEED THIS MESS TO TRY AND ENHANCE IT

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  • November 2, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    rightround says:
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    Correction to HIHIHIHIHI: Ciara’s sold more albums that Rihanna in the states, and she has had a #1 album. Rihanna stillll has NOT.

    Ciara= 4x platinum
    Rihanna= 3x platinum, 1 gold

    Get your facts ALL THE WAY right please. :)

    BTW, this song is GARBAGE, just like all the other ones I’ve heard.

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  • November 2, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    rightround says:
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    Oh yeah and why is she trying soooo hard to be tough all of a sudden? I though she was “pop princess”? Isn’t that what her label want her to be? Hell, does this chick even know herself? Being a label puppet must suck!

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  • November 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    Nixon says:
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    Sam you are really starting to come off like a hater I mean really you hate on every damn thing Rihanna does. At the end of the day people are going to buy her album and support the hell out of her and there is nothing you can do but hate on her voice,atleast she has one. If its an artist youre not too fond of you go on on these rants about nothing but when it comes to Beyonce or some b******* type artist you get on your knees and overhype the hell out of them. You can hate but the reviews dont lie neither does airplay nd so far “Russian Roulette” has them both. Check out Mediabase if you want proof. Why dont you continue to find all this hot music,news,etc. and keep your opinions to yourself because really nothing an artist does is ever going to satisfy you.

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  • November 2, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    Sailorman says:
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    k, Sam you’ ve taken this Rihanna ish too far!
    If hits were so easy, why doesn’t everybody have them???
    Rihanna is not perfect but you make it seem like she’s bad. At least her hardwork is paying off everyday, and this is the result; even you can’t stop talking about her…

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  • November 2, 2009 at 11:10 pm
    Jai says:
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    I don’t feel like she’s topping Good Girl Gone Bad right now. Artists are expected to get better with time and improve with each album they release, but all I’ve heard is mediocrity with these new tracks. I love Jeezy, but even HE couldn’t save this track. SMH I’m still waiting on another “Umbrella”, “Take a Bow”, or “Disturbia”. Hell, even another “S.O.S.” would be nice, but get this other s*** outta here!

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  • November 2, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    Sokmidyk says:
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    I’m Def on Team RIRI but I’m not feeling any of the songs that have leaked so far NEXT!!!

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  • November 3, 2009 at 1:46 am
    hihihihihi says:
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    @rightround

    RIHANNA SOLD 12 MILLION AND CIARA 8 ::::::SO RIHANNA SOLD MORE

    AND CIARA DOESNT HAVE A GOLD ALBUM FOR FR

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  • November 3, 2009 at 3:13 am
    Char says:
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    This song would be a lot more convincing if a) we didn’t know about the CB situation, and b) she actually had the talent to back it up. I’m feeling this though…after a few listens anyway. Best track I’ve heard from ‘Rated R’ so far, but God, her voice can be so annoying sometimes. I was seriously checking for this album because ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ was/is my shizz!…but the material I’ve heard so far is just average imo. I hope the other tracks on the album are better than the stuff we’ve heard.

    Def Jam are not playing with her promo though. Shoot.

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  • November 3, 2009 at 3:46 am
    dakkylove says:
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    this is a crap song with strong street beats, the only thing that will save this song is a Fire Video , Rihanna knows how to deliver that but i’m truly dissapointed…..i’ll watch and see

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  • November 3, 2009 at 7:54 am
    ruffnsweet says:
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    I Love this track. And Sam, you are the reason why i don’t visit this site as much as i use to. You need to keep your hateration to yourself. We know you hate RiRi. Hell, you’ve stated it a hundred and one times before. Ok we get it. Give your review and then fuckin’ keep it movin’. We KNOW you don’t like her or her voice. Y must u insist upon stating it each and every time you write a post about her??? I don’t get it. If u don’t like her, then stop posting sh*t about her on this site d*ckhead.

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  • November 3, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    Lovinman says:
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    OMG, this photo of her is so eerie.
    Check out her rings….smh!!!

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  • November 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    Mr. Mouth says:
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    Uhhhhh nope….nope….no. Come again. As a Rhi Rhi fan. No.

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