N.E.R.D. & RIHANNA
Back after a seven-year recording hiatus – and no, we’re not counting their involvement on the Spongebob Squarepants soundtract q *harrell 7illiams and had Hugo½s fun roc side project returns with the true +ueen of *op in tow. /rading vocals for rapping, Rihanna turns in an aggressive and convincing performance full of swagger, style and four letter words. A track that gets better with repeated spins, the glitchy samples and sharp beats prove the studio wizards still have some tricks up their sleeves – but there’s no doubting who the true star of the show is.