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Rihanna to Reunite with Jay-Z on ‘Talk That Talk’ Album

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Rihanna has been doing a lot of “talking” on her Twitter account about her upcoming LP ‘Talk That Talk.’ The pop starlet has confirmed that her former boss Jay-Z will make a guest appearance on her new album. The hip-hop king will spit a verse on the title track, which is produced by the Norwegian hitmakers Stargate.

This will be Jigga and RiRi’s fourth collaboration together since their 2007 chart-topping smash ‘Umbrella.’ Their last pair up was the 2010 Haiti-benefit single, ‘Stranded’ with Bono.

In an interview with 730.no (via Singersroom), Stargate are thrilled about the Jay-Z and Rihanna duet track. “This is the first time we [did] a song with Jay-Z and Rihanna together. Actually it’s the first time Jay does anything on our beats,” said Tor Erik Hermansen, one half of the production tandem. “It was about time.”

Hermansen describes the ‘Talk That Talk’ joint as a mid-tempo banger with hard drums and dirty synths. “We are very happy with the song and Jay’s verse is crazy — same with Rihanna’s part,” he says. Sounds like a hit to us!

Rhianna also confirmed on her Twitter that a couture edition of ‘Talk That Talk’ is in the works. The couture version usually contains a DVD and a special photobook, among other goodies. Unfortunately, it won’t be available until after ‘TTT’ is released. “[It] Wont be ready yet, due 2 special packaging,” RiRi told a fan.

Rihanna’s sixth album ‘Talk That Talk’ will hit stores on Nov. 21.

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