Contact Us

Rihanna, ‘Talk That Talk’ Feat. Jay-Z – Song Review

Rihanna Jay-Z
Ian Gavan / Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

When Rihanna and Jay-Z team up on a song, the end result is usually a chart-topping hit. After listening to ‘Talk That Talk,’ it looks like history will repeat itself. As we previously reported, this will be the powerhouse duo’s fourth collaboration since their 2007 hit single ‘Umbrella.’

The mid-tempo song features whining synthesizers and a pounding beat courtesy of the hit-making tandem Stargate. On the track, the Barbadian princess coos seductive come-ons to a potential lover. “I’mma get it right on the first try for you / ‘Cause you ain’t never had a woman like me / And you will never have another like me / No, so I’mma give it to you baby,” she sings.

Jay-Z is unexpectedly raunchy with his verse, but like the song title suggests, the veteran rhyme-slinger comes through with that big talk. “Everything that I do is big / I talk big money, I talk big homes / I sell out arenas, I call that getting dome,” he raps. Despite his explicit lyrics, the tune shouldn’t have any problems getting radio airplay.

Overall, Rihanna’s infectious song is a pop no-brainer — score another big hit for RiRi and Jigga. And don’t forget, Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ will hit stores on Nov. 21.

Listen to Rihanna, ‘Talk That Talk’ Feat. Jay-Z

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of PopCrush

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for PopCrush quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!